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2021 Corn Silage Pre-Harvest Meetings

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2022 Forage and Pasture Management Workshop

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AgFTAP Farm Asset Protection Meeting

November 30, -0001

Automated Milking System Discussion Group

November 30, -0001
5:30pm - 8pm
Ellicottville, NY


In order to provide a better discussion and hopefully involve more producers, we have made the decision to postpone the 1/14 AMS discussion group. Please keep an eye out for the future date, which we anticipate having in early to mid February. Thank you for your continued support and involvement.

Bovine Reproduction

November 30, -0001

BQA Level I

November 30, -0001

Broiler Field Day at Sunny Cove Farm

November 30, -0001

Calving and Neonatal Calf Care Training

November 30, -0001
10-3pm


October 22 and November 5, Farm Credit East, Burrville
October 23 and November 6, Miner Institute, Chazy

COPY - On-Farm Dairy Processing Online Series 2022

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Cover Crop Field Day 2022

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Equipment Safety

November 30, -0001

Fall Update 2022 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in New York

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Feeder School - SWNY

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Hazard Analysis Cri􀆟cal Control Point (HACCP) Training Program for Meat and Poultry Processors

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IPM / FAMACHA Workshop

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New York Soil Health Summit

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NY Beef Council's Virtual Beef Corp Reputation Management Series

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On-Farm Dairy Processing Online Series 2022

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Opportunities and Pitfalls of Managing and Feeding Cows in Automatic Milking Systems

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Opportunities and Pitfalls of Managing and Feeding Cows in Automatic Milking Systems

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Opportunities and Pitfalls of Managing and Feeding Cows in Automatic Milking Systems

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Pasture Walk at Heaven Scent Jerseys

November 30, -0001

Practical Soil Health Session 1

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Robotic Feeding and Milking System Farm Tour

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Robotic Feeding and Milking System Farm Tour

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Sample

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SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress

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TEST

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Test Event

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Value-Added Dairy Tour

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Virtual Forage Congress 2021

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2021 Corn Silage Pre-Harvest Meetings

December 31, 1969

2022 Cornell Seed Growers Field Day

December 31, 1969

2022 Silvopasture Showcase Tour

December 31, 1969

2023 Cornell Seed Growers Field Day

December 31, 1969

Beginner Hay and Pasture School

December 31, 1969

CNY Dairy Girl Network August Meeting

December 31, 1969

COPY - Feeder School - SWNY

December 31, 1969

Farm Asset Protection Strategies: Safeguarding Agricultural Legacies for Future Generations

December 31, 1969

Feeder School - SWNY

December 31, 1969

Feeder School - SWNY

December 31, 1969

Feeder School - SWNY

December 31, 1969

Feeder School - SWNY

December 31, 1969

Feeder School - SWNY

December 31, 1969

Feeder School - SWNY

December 31, 1969

How to use the Cornell Meat Price Calculator Workshop

December 31, 1969

Potluck & Farm Book Swap @ Massachusetts Avenue Project

December 31, 1969

Technology for Grazing Dairies Webinar

December 31, 1969

TEST

December 31, 1969

Webinar: Far Off to Fresh Cow - Opportunities to Improve Transition Performance

March 18, 2013
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Starting a Livestock Farm on a Shoestring Workshop Series

May 6, 2013
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Churchville, NY

Starting a Livestock Farm on a Shoestring Workshop Series

This 3 -  part series will show how many people desire to run their own farms, but don't know where to begin. There are business aspects, land assessments and what to sell, and many are new to agriculture.

BQA in a Day, Beef Quality Assurance Workshop

May 18, 2013
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Macedon, NY

BQA in a Day, Beef Quality Assurance Workshop

Registration begins at: 9:30 a.m.
Includes BQA manual & lunch.

Small Grains Field Day

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 6, 2013
10am - 12pm
Aurora, NY


Registration begins at: 9:30 a.m.

Agri - Palooza

June 9, 2013
12pm - 4pm
Perry, NY

Agri - Palooza

Agri-Palooza is an exciting one day event on a working farm in Wyoming County. We invite the public to Discover - Experience - Enjoy farming in Wyoming County, NY

Yates County Fair

July 9 - July 13, 2013
Penn Yan, NY

Forage Yield Monitor Field Days - Alfalfa Day

July 15, 2013
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Pavilion, NY

Forage Yield Monitor Field Days - Alfalfa Day

Interested in purchasing a new forage harvester with yield monitoring capabilities, but don't know what the benefits are? Already own the equipment, but want to understand how to use the data? Attend one of these field days to get your questions answered!

Seneca County Fair

July 15 - July 20, 2013
Waterloo, NY

Seneca County Fair

Genesee County Fair

July 16 - July 20, 2013
Batavia, NY

Livingston County Fair

July 16 - July 20, 2013
Hemlock, NY

Topics for Flock Improvements

July 16, 2013
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Penn Yan, NY


Discussion on Genetics and Environment Factors, plus more

NY Weed Science Field Day

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 17, 2013
11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Aurora, NY

NY WEED SCIENCE FIELD DAY

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 17, 2013
11:00am - 4:30pm
Aurora, NY


Barbecue luncheaon at 11:30.Pre-registration needed. View current field crop weed trials.

Aurora Farm Field Day

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 18, 2013
9am - 3pm
Aurora, NY


Registration at 9:00 a.m. with Coffee & Donuts (no preregistration)
FREE Lunch will be available at Noon

Aurora Farm Field Day

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 18, 2013
9:00am - 3:00pm
Aurora, NY

Ontario County Fair

July 23 - July 27, 2013
Canandaigua, NY

Ontario County Fair

REDUCING HEAT STRESS WITH SILVOPASTURING

July 31, 2013
W 10:30 am-2pm
Watkins Glen, NY

2013 Summer Crop Tour

August 13, 2013
8:00am-4:00pm
Union Springs, NY, NY


Breaking the Yield Barrier!    Corn and Soybean Association Summer Tour.

IRRIGATION FOR DAIRY PASTURES

August 14, 2013
W 11AM-2PM
Lansing, NY

Corn & Soybean Yield Contest 2013

August 19, 2013


To enter the 2013 Corn and Soybean Yield Contest download this PDF and send in your information by August 19, 2013.

Cattle Artificial Insemination

August 20 - August 21, 2013
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Warsaw, NY


Anatomy and physiology of the female reproductive tract, hormonal regulation of estus/ovulation and CL formation, estrous synchronization protocols, intro to AI techniques, heat detection, basic cattle handling, semen handling & thawing techniques, care and maintenance of the nitrogen tank, loading the insemination gun, and cow insemination. Spanish translation is available.

SUMMER ANNUALS AUGMENT COOL SEASON GRASSES WITH ARDEN LANDIS

August 21, 2013
11AM-2PM
Homer, NY

Forage Yield Monitor Field Days - Corn Silage

August 22, 2013
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Auburn, NY

Forage Yield Monitor Field Days - Corn Silage

Interested in purchasing a new forage harvester with yield monitoring capabilities, but don't know what the benefits are? Already own the equipment, but want to understand how to use the data? Attend one of these field days to get your questions answered!

Potato Growers Meeting: Varieties, Phytophthora Pink Rot, and Water Management

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 27, 2013
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Marion, NY


Potato growers have an opportunity to view standard and new fresh market potato varieties and lines, hear how to use integrated management to help deal with the potentially devastating Phytophthora pink rot disease, get an update on late blight, and discuss how to manage excess muck water

Forage Sorghum. Viable Crop? Come and See the Crop!

September 18, 2013
5 pm - 7:30 pm
Lowman, NY


This project has allowed us to gain experience with a crop that has not traditionally been grown in the Northeast - sorghum. Sorghum appears to be a reasonable substitute for corn silage offering similar yields, at a lower cost and an equally efficient harvest as a single chop system that can substitute for corn silage with nearly the same nutrition. 

Pasture Walk - Bennington Beefalo

September 19, 2013
5:00 p.m.
Attica, NY


  • Learn techniques employed to grass feed and finish Beefalo
  • Observe simple livestock handling facilities
  • See homemade chicken tractors in action for grazing birds
  • Hear about proven direct marketing techniques for meats
  • Find out how a mentoring relationship mutually benefiting both parties
  • Enjoy a light supper featuring grass grown meats and local foods

Cornell Goat & Sheep Health Day

September 21, 2013
7:45 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Ithaca, NY


Small Ruminant Disease and Parasite Management 
Information and activities for the whole family.



New Strategies for Farm Succession Planning

September 24 - September 25, 2013
Syracuse, NY


This important conference will focus on the farm transfer process and the need for innovative strategies to make the transition successful and keep the farm in agriculture.

Successful Farming for Beginners

October 1, 2013
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Canandaigua, NY


So you want to be a farmer. You have thought about starting a small operation or you have purchased farmland and buildings and looking at getting into farming some type of livestock, fruit, or vegetable. Perhaps it is a 4-H project that you would like to expand into a farm enterprise. Not sure where to begin? Look no further! Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County is offering a regional workshop series on Successful Farming for Beginners.

Feeds and Feeding Management Course

October 30 - November 7, 2013
10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Feeds and Feeding Management Course

This is a great course for both new feeders and those with years of experience. Participants will receive excellent instruction on meeting cows' nutrition needs from speakers such as Dr. Larry Chase and get lots of hands on experience in assessing feed quality.

BQA in a Day, Beef Quality Assurance Workshop

November 2, 2013
9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Seneca Falls, NY


Register early! Class size is limited!!

Topics covered will be care and husbandry, feedstuffs, feed additives and medications, processing and treatment records, and injectable health products.

Selecting Bulls to Fit Your Market: Producing the Quality Beef Your Customers Seek

November 4, 2013
5:30 p.m.
Portageville, NY


This program will provide the basics to understanding EPDs, which EPDs are relevant to your farm, and how to use them to reach your marketing objectives.

Tools for Teams

November 4, 2013
9:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Varysburg, NY


Participating in "Tools for Teams" can help advisors enhance their contribution to their clients' profitability. Penn State and Cornell University faculty and extension specialist will show advisors how to use proven tools for monitoring farm performance.

Planning for Succession Workshop Series, CCE - Seneca County

November 6 - December 11, 2013
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Waterloo, NY


Members of each generation involved in agricultural business together are encouraged to attend this interactive workshop to learn about skills, tools and tactics needed for success in a multi-generation business.

Planning for Succession Workshop Series, CCE - Monroe County

November 7 - December 12, 2013
12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Rochester, NY


Members of each generation involved in agricultural business together are encouraged to attend this interactive workshop to learn about skills, tools and tactics needed for success in a multi-generation business.

Planning for Succession Workshop Series, CCE - Wyoming County

November 7 - December 12, 2013
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Warsaw, NY


Members of each generation involved in agricultural business together are encouraged to attend this interactive workshop to learn about skills, tools and tactics needed for success in a multi-generation business.

Academy for Dairy Executives

November 13 - November 14, 2013
noon to noon
Virgil, NY


The Academy for Dairy Executives is an educational opportunity for progressive dairy executives. The program is designed to provide dairy executives and agri-service personnel the opportunity to increase their knowledge of the leadership and management skills necessary to run a successful dairy in these volatile times. The Academy provides a forum for producers to learn and interact with each other and the presenters during three one-night sessions over 10 months.The program is designed to enhance understanding of the fast-changing dairy industry. By coming to this program, you will continue to develop the necessary leadership and business management skills to lead your dairy business into the future.

Cover Cropping for Soil Health, Nutrient Management and Water Quality

November 14, 2013
9:15am-3:30pm
Big Flats, NY


This cover crop workshop features speakers from Cornell and Penn. State University, Pennsylvania No-till Alliance, USDA NRCS, Western NY Crop Management Association, local Farmers, and the Upper Susquehanna Coalition. Discussion and demonstrations of no-till and zone-till equipment and lessons learned on how to successfully use this equipment, will be conducted by a farmer panel and equipment dealers. A field tour of our cover crop demonstration plantings will be given in the morning which includes: time of seeding of several species and diverse cover crop mixes, over several dates.

4.0 CCA credits available.


Feed Dealer's Meeting, CCE - Ontario County

November 14, 2013
6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Canandaigua, NY


This meeting will have two different locations. CCE - Wyoming County and CCE-Ontario County

Feed Dealer's Meeting, CCE - Wyoming County

November 14, 2013
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Warsaw, NY


This meeting will have two different locations. CCE - Wyoming County and CCE-Ontario County

FARM EXIT WORKSHOP

November 22, 2013
1 pm - 3 pm
Homer, NY


Featuring Dan Galusha, Consultant, Farm Credit
Considerations for Selling the Farm will be discussed:
  • Tax Consequences and Liabilities
  • Land contract vs deed title transfer
  • Lease w/ option to buy
  • After tax paid cash flow analysis
  • Sale of personal residence


Calf Congress 2013 - "Growing the Next Generation"

December 4 - December 5, 2013
Henrietta, NY

Calf Congress 2013 -

Pre-registration on-line is now closed.

If you still want to register please contact:
Cathy Wallace: 585-343-3040 x138



GRAIN MARKETER'S An Opportunity

December 6, 2013
11am - 2pm
Union Springs, NY


To Store or Not to Store? That's the big question that drives post-harvest grain marketing, but you don't need a crystal ball to make an informed decision. By learning to evaluate the post-harvest marketing landscape, you can size-up grain storage opportunities with greater confidence. Presented by Penn State Extension Agricultural Marketing Specialist John Berry. You may remember John presented at our meeting last December. This seminar will enhance participant's market understanding, hone their marketing skills, and build confidence when making grain marketing decisions. All of this is achieved when we start to appreciate the value and ease of marketing actions based on actual market information. This workshop is sponsored by the The New York Corn; Soybean Growers Association. Call Sharon if you would like to car pool (607) 753-5078 or shv7@cornell.edu. For more information contact Janice Degni at (607) 753-5215 or jgd3@cornell.edu.

NY Certified Organic Winter Meeting Series

January 14, 2014
10 am - 2:30
Geneva, NY


Barley and Buckwheat:  Old Crops Receive New Interest .

No need to RSVP, just bring a dish to pass for the lunch. For more information, contact Fay Benson at 607-753-5213 or afb3@cornell.edu.

OSHA Training: What to Expect from an Inspection

January 14, 2014
9 am - 12 pm
Cortland, NY


An indoor meeting with an OSHA Educator.
Light refreshments will be available.
Pre-register by calling 756-7843 or on-line.

 


WNY - Corn Congress, Batavia

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 15, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Batavia, NY

WNY - Corn Congress, Batavia

Corn Congress is just a week away!  Come and get all the latest on corn production from Cornell researchers, extension, and local industry. Visit with all of your favorite local industry representatives at the Ag. Exhibitor Show and get answers to all your questions on the latest technology and innovations!

Finger Lakes - Corn Congress, Waterloo

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 16, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Waterloo, NY

Finger Lakes - Corn Congress, Waterloo

Corn Congress is just a week away! Come and get all the latest on corn production from Cornell researchers, extension, and local industry. Visit with all of your favorite local industry representatives at the Ag. Exhibitor Show and get answers to all your questions on the latest technology and innovations!

Winter Crop Meeting for Vendors

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 17, 2014
9am - 3:45pm
Ithaca, NY


This meeting has passed

Field Crop Pest Management

January 21 - January 31, 2014


Just a test to see it this creates Characters.

Annie's Project Offered at Three Locations in Northwest New York

February 6 - March 13, 2014
9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Annie's Project Offered at Three Locations in Northwest New York

Annie's Project offers farm women an opportunity to build their farm business management skills with an emphasis on managing risk and networking. The six session course will be offered at the Cornell Cooperative Extension offices in Albion, Mt. Morris and Newark as part of a statewide offering.

Annie's Project Risk Management Education for Farm and Ranch Women

February 6 - March 13, 2014
9:30 am to 2:00 pm
Ithaca, NY


Annie's Project is designed for experienced farm and ranch women wanting a more active role in the business aspects of their farm operations. The course is not necessarily for women who are new to farm life.

Grain Marketing Workshop

February 6, 2014
11am - 2pm
Union Springs, NY


<span style="font-weight: normal;">Session two, â??</span><b>Strategies for Selling in this Market and Important Trends to Follow</b>â??, will teach producers to evaluate the current marketing landscape, evaluate grain opportunities with greater confidence, and take advantage of profitable price levels when they occur.<div style="font-weight: normal;"><br></div><div style="font-weight: normal;">Presented by Penn State Extension Agricultural Marketing Specialist John Berry<br><br></div>

Crop Protection Meeting 2014

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 7, 2014
9:30 am registration. Meeting 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Lafayette, NY


Crop Protection Topics Including: Corn leaf blight epidemics, New developments in soybean and small grain diseases, weed, insect and disease management and Managing CRW with resistance in our midst

2014 Corn Day Presentations

February 11, 2014
Cooperstown, NY


Presentations from the 2014 Corn Day

NY Certified Organic Winter Meeting Series #2

February 11, 2014
10 am - 2:30
Geneva, NY


Topics for February will include: Report on how GPS guided cultivators perform in the field Young Farmers and how they have gotten started

Sprouting Fodder Webinar

February 17, 2014
1pm-2:15pm


Sprouting barley and other grains for dairy cows (and other livestock) is not a novel practice, but has gained more popularity in the past few years as grain prices rise and farmers search for ways to maximize their return on grain purchases.

Cover Crops & Soil Health: Harvesting the Potential

February 18, 2014
9am - 1pm
Auburn, NY


<div>Pre-register by 2/14 with Shannon Bozeat (NRCS): Shannon.bozeat@ny.usda.gov or 315-252-4171 x 3.</div><div><br></div>

OSHA Training: A Farm Walkabout with Karl Czymmek of NYCAMH

February 19, 2014
1pm - 3pm
Cortland, NY


Open to farms with 11 or more employees.Pre-registration required. Call 315-252-1367 or jwilliamson@nyfb.org.

2014 Step It Up Winter Grazing Conference

February 25, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Albion, NY

2014 Step It Up Winter Grazing Conference

This is our 5th year of the conference. Topics include soil health, extending the grazing season, pasture recordkeeping tools, and a farmer panel. Note the new location!

Hay, Balage, and Forage Quality School-Day 1 Presentations

March 4 - March 13, 2014
Mt. Upton, Hudson and Ballston Spa, NY


The presentations from the Hay, Balage, and Forage Quality School first day.

Hay, Balage, and Forage Quality School-Day 2 Presentations Part 1

March 4 - March 13, 2014
Mt. Upton, Hudson and Ballston Spa, NY


The presentations from the Hay, Balage, and Forage Quality School second day.

Hay, Balage, and Forage Quality School-Day 2 Presentations Part 2

March 4 - March 13, 2014
Mt. Upton, Hudson and Ballston Spa, NY


The presentations from the Hay, Balage, and Forage Quality School second day.

Winter Dairy Management - Jordan Hall

March 5, 2014
9:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Geneva, NY


This year's theme is "Milking System Efficiency - Milking it for all it's worth".

NOFA NY Organic Dairy & Field Crop Conference

March 7, 2014
8am
Auburn, NY

Pre-Exam Training to Become a Certified Pesticide Applicator

March 7, 2014
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Albion, NY


NOTE: This is a two day workshop, you MUST attend both days.

All participants must have experience working on their own farm, or through employment on another farm. Participants must register directly with DEC to take the Exam and have any questions on exam eligibility answered by DEC representatives. This training is only for those with experience and does not qualify for the 30-hour pre-test training.

2014 Dairy Day ~ Afternoon Session Presentations

March 11, 2014
Cooperstown, NY


Presentations from the afternoon session of the 2014 Dairy Day.

2014 Dairy Day ~ Morning Session Presentations

March 11, 2014
Cooperstown, NY


Presentations from the morning session of the 2014 Dairy Day in pdf format.

NY Certified Organic Winter Meeting Series #3

March 11, 2014
10 am - 2:30
Geneva, NY


Topic for March: Getting more forage into your cows takes a whole farm solution with Tom Kilcer.

Tom's latest research on wide swath haylage harvest, a harvest method to improve the capture of plant nutrients for milk production and reduce weather related losses. This work is being expanded to encompass the rapid dry down methods for harvesting red clover. Working with both university and private industry, winter forage research has brought double cropping to the Northeast US and southern Canada producing profitable cover crops of the highest quality forage.

No need to RSVP, just bring a dish to pass for the lunch. For more information, contact Fay Benson at 607-753-5213 or afb3@cornell.edu.

Pre-Exam Training to Become a Certified Pesticide Applicator

March 11, 2014
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Albion, NY


NOTE: This is a two day workshop, you MUST attend both days.

All participants must have experience working on their own farm, or through employment on another farm. Participants must register directly with DEC to take the Exam and have any questions on exam eligibility answered by DEC representatives. This training is only for those with experience and does not qualify for the 30-hour pre-test training.

Winter Dairy Management - Breezy Hill Party House

March 14, 2014
9:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Warsaw, NY


This year's theme is "Milking System Efficiency - Milking it for all it's worth".
NOTE: Approved for FSA Borrower Credits

Winter Dairy Management School

March 21, 2014
9 am - 3 pm
Morrisville, NY


Winter Dairy Management Program 2014
Program Topics:
Milking System Efficiency-Milking it for all it's worth!
Low Cost Parlors- Options and Considerations.
Parlors - Typical Intervals for Maintenance and Improved Numbers Game
Business Planning for a Successful Project
Robotic Milking Systems-Different Management System.

Agriculture Celebration Banquet 2014

March 25, 2014
6:30 pm Cocktail Hour 7:00 pm Dinner
Solon, NY


A celebration of Agriculture. Excellent dinner and company.

Presented by the Cortland County Business Development Corporation in cooperation with Cornell Cooperative Extension, Cortland County Soil &amp; Water Conservation District, Cortland County Farm Bureau, Farm Credit East and the Tompkins Trust Company. 

Please Call Sandy at the IDA/BDC 607- 753-5005 to pre-register.

CORE Pesticide Applicator Training and Recertification Course

March 25, 2014
8:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. DEC Examination - 1:00 p.m.
Warsaw, NY


This training sesson is geared for individuals planning to take the CORE and Category Pesticide Certification Exam specific to the foucs of their work.

Hoof Health and Lameness

March 25, 2014
6:30 - 9:00 p.m.


Includes 4 evening classes and 5 hours on-farm. Taught by several leading experts with extensive knowlege in their fields.

Additional dates are:
March 27, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
April 1 & 3, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
April 4, 8:30 - 1:00 p.m. (on-farm)

SPACE IS LIMITED!!

Crop Protection Meeting Horseheads

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 26, 2014
Registration 9:30 am Presentations 10:00 am-3:00pm
Horseheads, NY


Latest information on Crop Protection Topics particularly to address weed and disease issues in corn, small grain and soybean production.

Pastured Poultry Production Workshop

March 29, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Churchville, NY

Pastured Poultry Production Workshop

Opportunities exist for small landowners to get involved with the local food movement. Pastured poultry is one way to tap into the movement, but there are many facets to learn before starting.

Soil Health &amp; Winter Forage Field Day

April 22, 2014
11 am - 2:30 pm
Unadilla, NY

Clean Sweep NY

April 30, 2014
Warsaw, NY

Clean Sweep NY

To obtain more information and to request a registration packet form NYSDEC, telephone 716-851-7220 or the Albany number at 1-877-793-3769 or contact CleanSweepNY by e-mail at info@cleansweepny.org

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!!!

Returned Completed Registration forms to NYSEC by these deadlines:

April 4: for participants with unknown products and gas cylinders

April 25: for all other participants

Clean Sweep NY

May 1, 2014
Lockport, NY

Clean Sweep NY

To obtain more information and to request a registration packet form NYSDEC, telephone 716-851-7220 or the Albany number at 1-877-793-3769 or contact CleanSweepNY by e-mail at info@cleansweepny.org

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!!!

Returned Completed Registration forms to NYSEC by these deadlines:

April 4: for participants with unknown products and gas cylinders

April 25: for all other participants

NY All Forage Fed Bull Test Field Day

May 3, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Dryden, NY


Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. with refreshments and the program to begin at 10:00 a.m.

Brewery and Cidery Workshop (2 day event)

May 9 - May 10, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Waterloo, NY


Are you planning on starting a new brewery or cidery or interested in learning more about the legal and business issues involved with starting a brewery or cidery? If so, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Seneca County is hosting a Brewery and Cidery Startup Workshop.

Webinar: Lyme Disease: A Springtime Review of Prevention, Diagnosis & Treatment Recommendations

May 12, 2014
1:00 p.m.


Since we all spend a lot of time outside it's important for us to be aware. Deer tick numbers are up this year; the snow cover provided them the insulation they needed to survive the winter instead of killing them off. 


Small Grains Management Field Day

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 5, 2014
9:30 am - Noon
Aurora, NY


2014 Crop development overview, Straw - the hidden money maker, Small grain varieties and the availability of seed, Disease management update, including fungicides, variety selection, integrated management of Fusarium head blight and mycotoxins, Wheat management practice updates from around the state, and Malting barley:  what do buyers want and how can farmers deliver?  DEC/CCA credits

Small Grains Management Field Day

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 5, 2014
9:30 am - 12 pm
Aurora, NY


Select view details for the flyer PDF.


Soil Health Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 11, 2014
1pm - 3pm
Oneonta, NY


Residue management is critical to notill planting success and to improving soil health. This hands on meeting will focus on measuring and managing residue and address related planter and pest issues.  We will be looking at corn planted into corn and soybean stubble.


Malting Barley Field Day

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 23, 2014
1pm-3pm
Canajoharie, NY


If you have interest in growing malting barley then you don't want to miss this field day.  We will cover two of the most critical issues to successful malting barley production: variety selection and disease management.

Access to Capital: Food and Beverage Enterprises Conferenc

June 24, 2014
Albany, NY


 Access to Capital: Food and Beverage Enterprises Conference. Albany, NY.
Are you in the food, beverage or agricultural industry in New York State? Attend a free conference and resource expo sponsored by The Federal Reserve Bank of NY, NY Empire State Development, and NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets. Hear from experts about which types of financing is most appropriate for you, what lenders look for in potential borrowers, alternatives to traditional bank loans, and international market opportunities and financing tools. Register for the conference here.



Maverick Farm Pasture Walk

July 1, 2014
Noon - 3:30 p.m.
Lockport, NY

Maverick Farm Pasture Walk

Niagara County dairy to host pasture walk.

NOFA-NY Field Day: Value Added Grains Variety Trials

July 1, 2014
4 pm - 7 pm
Freeville, NY


To bring back economically viable grain production to our region, this project has focused on adding value to grains in multiple ways: by growing organically, growing grains with high market potential (specifically heritage and "ancient" wheat), and processing grains to create even higher-value products. The field tour will include discussion with Research Support Specialist David Benscher, Gary Bergstrom of Cornell Plant Pathology, Elizabeth Dyck from OGRIN, and other OREI partners. Robert Perry of NOFA-NY will provide a demonstration of mobile seed cleaning equipment. More information can be found at the NOFA-NY website.

Grasstravaganza 2014

July 17 - July 19, 2014
Morrisville, NY


Grasstravaganza will feature a trade show, soil health stations and presentations by national and local grazing and soil health experts. Among those in the speaker lineup is Ray Archuleta, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) "Soil Guy" from North Carolina, who travels the country promoting soil health. Archuleta has 25 years of experience with the NRCS and is a certified Professional Soil Scientist with Soil Science Society of America. Participants will also have the chance to visit local farms.


Grasstravaganza, Pasture Soil Health Creates Wealth

July 17 - July 19, 2014
Morrisville, NY


Grasstravaganza 2014 Pasture Soil Health Creates Wealth will feature a trade show, soil health stations and presentations by national and local grazing and soil health experts who will cover a range of topics.

Udder Dissection Wet Lab & Mastitis Workshop, Oakfield

July 22, 2014
2:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Oakfield, NY


You and your milking staff are invited to attend an Udder Dissection Wet Lab & Mastitis Workshop to learn about udder health and physiology. Because cows don't come with instructions...


Udder Dissection Wet Lab & Mastitis Workshop, Perry

July 22, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Perry, NY


You and your milking staff are invited to attend an Udder Dissection Wet Lab & Mastitis Workshop to learn about udder health and physiology. Because cows don't come with instructions...


Perennial Biofeedstock Energy Tour & Presentations

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 23, 2014
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Big Flats, NY


Biomass Energy workshop with presentations, tour of research plots, and demonstrations of innovative biomass energy technologies.


Udder Dissection Wet Lab & Mastitis Workshop

July 23, 2014
10:30 am with noon lunch
Little York, NY


Please join us!
You and your milking staff are invited to attend an Udder Dissection Wet Lab & Mastitis Workshop to learn about udder health and physiology.

This workshop will be offered in Spanish and English.

Pasture Management for Water Quality

July 24, 2014
10am-3pm
Lowman, NY


Peggy Clarke has been rotationally grazing her dairy cows at this Bicentennial farm for over 30 years. Bob Schindelbeck, an Extension Associate in the Department of Crop and Soil Science at Cornell, will walk us through the ways we can conserve healthy soils through pasture management.

Coping with PEDs Outbreak Meeting

July 29, 2014
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Geneva, NY


Dr. Michael Pierdon with 4 Star Vets will come to NY and provide an update on the swine virus.

Low Stress Cattle Handling Clinic for Beef Producers - Dryden

August 5, 2014
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Dryden, NY

Low Stress Cattle Handling Clinic for Beef Producers - Dryden

Creating and managing movement is the key to effective dairy cattle handling and plays a critical role in both cattle well-being and worker safety.

Low Stress Cattle Handling Clinic for Dairy Producers

August 5, 2014
10:30 - 12:30 p.m.
Clifton Springs, NY

Low Stress Cattle Handling Clinic for Dairy Producers

Creating and managing movement is the key to effective dairy cattle handling and plays a critical role in both cattle well-being and worker safety.

Low Stress Cattle Handling Clinic for Beef Producers - Seneca Falls

August 6, 2014
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Seneca Falls, NY

Low Stress Cattle Handling Clinic for Beef Producers - Seneca Falls

Creating and managing movement is the key to effective dairy cattle handling and plays a critical role in both cattle well-being and worker safety.

Farm City Day

August 9, 2014
Saturday 11am - 4pm
Groton, NY


Farm City Day returns to Fouts Farm at 1393 State Route 222, in Groton -- our 2004 Farm City Day host! Visit a dairy farm and learn about agriculture. Pet a calf, see how crops grow, learn what cows eat, take a hay ride, visit a cow barn, and MORE!

Sundaes at the Farm

August 10, 2014
Sunday Noon - 3pm
Barton, NY

Sundaes at the Farm

Join us Sunday August 10th 2014 from noon-3PM at Hamley's Dairy Farm in Barton, NY for a free ice cream sundae, farm tours, farmers market, chicken BBQ.


Open House / Drive Yourself Tour

August 19, 2014
10:30am - 3:00pm


Visit dairy farms that have transitioned from tie-stall to free stall/parlor

Soil Health Seminar

August 20, 2014
9 am - 4:30 pm
Skaneateles, NY

Cortland Area Corn Silage Workshop and Bunk Mini-Lab

September 3, 2014
1-3pm
Cortland, NY


Cornell Cooperative Extension to offer a Corn Silage Harvest Meeting and Bunk Mini-Lab for farmers in the Cortland area on September 3, 2014 from 1-3 pm. The meeting will focus on harvesting at the proper window, the stage of this year's crop, packing and chop length, and will also have discussion on BMR vs conventional corn varieties. The second part of the meeting will be hands-on at the bunk and participants will have the opportunity to assess bunk management, monitor bunk temperatures and proper processing of corn silage.  

Tioga County Area Corn Silage Workshop and Bunk Mini-Lab

September 5, 2014
1-3pm
Candor, NY


Cornell Cooperative Extension will be offering a Corn Silage Harvest Meeting and Bunk Mini-Lab for farmers in the Tioga County area on September 5, 2014 from 1-3 pm. The meeting will focus on harvesting at the proper window, the stage of this year's crop, packing and chop length, and will also have discussion on BMR vs conventional corn varieties. The second part of the meeting will be hands-on at the bunk and participants will have the opportunity to assess bunk management, monitor bunk temperatures and proper processing of corn silage. The 2-hour meeting will be held at Aman's dairy farm at 56 Foote Crossing Road in Candor.

Artificial Insemination

September 9 - September 10, 2014
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Artificial Insemination

For cattle producers and their employees. Spanish Translations available.

PLUS....
Actual practice of Insemination Techniques!

Horse Hay Workshop

September 10, 2014
6-8 pm
Ithaca, NY


Cornell Cooperative Extension to offer a workshop for horse owners who purchase hay on September 10, 2014 from 6-8 pm. The workshop will review the basics of horse anatomy and guidelines for nutrition as well as factors for evaluating hay. Common grass and legume species that are harvested for hay will be reviewed. The 2-hour workshop will be held at the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County 4-H Acres, Kiwanis Hall, located at 418 Lower Creek Road, Ithaca. Attendees are encouraged to bring a flake of hay. The cost for the workshop is $10. Light refreshments will be available.  

Twilight Pasture Walk - Sweet Grass Meats Farm

September 10, 2014
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Naples, NY


Join us at Sweet Grass Meats for a tour of their beef and sheep grazing operation and to learn more about how they market grass-fed lamb, beef and pastured pork through an on-farm store and regional buyers club. Network with other graziers, and join in the discussions on multi-species grass-fed production.  

Hands on Mozzarella-Making Class with Thomas Pinello

September 16, 2014
6-8pm
Cortland, NY


Have you ever thought about making cheese at home? Here is your chance to learn basic cheese making techniques from an experienced, local cheese maker. 

2014 Farm Bill Margin Protection Plan (MPP) Webinars

September 23, 2014
1-3 pm all locations, 7-9 pm Cortland


The SCNY Dairy & Field Crops Team will be hosting webinars to get producers familiarized with the 2014 Farm Bill's Margin Protection Plan for dairy. They will be at 4 locations from 1-3 pm:
4-H Building, Chemung County Fairgrounds, 170 Fairview Rd, Horseheads
CCE Tioga, 105 Main St, Owego
CCE Tompkins, 615 Willow Ave, Ithaca
CCE Cortland, 60 Central Ave, Cortland, also at 7-9 pm.

Margin Protection Program for Dairy

September 23, 2014
varies by location


This is your opportunity to learn more about the USDA Margin Protection Program (MPP) for Dairy. 

Thirteen times at eight different locations across the Northwest New York Region producers will have the opportunity to participate in a live webinar with nationally renowned milk marketing expert, Dr. Andrew Novakovic, from Cornell University, has been part of a National Program on Dairy Markets and Policy Team developing materials to assist farmer in understanding this new program and aid them in deciding how to participate.

Margin Protection Program for Dairy Producers Webinars

September 23, 2014
10am-noon, 1-3pm, 7-9pm


Cornell Cooperative Extension Central New York Dairy & Field Crops Team Sponsored Meetings Related to the Margin Protection Program for Dairy Producers

Dairy Margin Protection Plan Meeting, Byrne Dairy Plant, Cortland

September 24, 2014
Noon - 3pm
Cortland, NY

Dairy Margin Protection Plan Meeting, Byrne Dairy Plant, Cortland

The SCNY Dairy & Field Crops Team will be holding a informational meeting on the Dairy Margin Protection Plan (MPP) on September 24 at the new Byrne Dairy facility on Route 13 south of Cortland, NY. Producers who arrive by noon on the 24th will get a tour of the new plant, followed by a light lunch provide by Byrne Dairy.  Dairy Market Expert Andy Novakovic will be presenting at the meeting on MPP and will be available to answer questions on the new policy.  

Hands-on Mozzarella class with Thomas Pinello

September 30, 2014
6-8pm
Cortland, NY


DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND THIS IS A SECOND, IDENTICAL WORKSHOP TO THE ONE PRESENTED ON SEPT 16. Have you ever thought about making cheese at home? Here is your chance to learn basic cheese making techniques from an experienced, local cheese maker.  

2014 Cornell Sheep & Goat Symposium

October 3 - October 4, 2014
Fri 1 pm-5:30 pm, Sat 7:45 am - 6 pm
Harford and Ithaca, NY


The 2014 Cornell Sheep & Goat Symposium will be held on Friday afternoon 3 October at the Cornell University Ruminant Center near Harford, NY and Saturday 4 October in Morrison Hall at the Cornell University campus.

2014 Cornell Sheep & Goat Symposium

October 3 - October 4, 2014
Fri 1 pm -5:30 pm, Sat 7:45 am - 6 pm
Harford and Ithaca, NY


The 2014 Cornell Sheep & Goat Symposium will be held on Friday afternoon 3 October at the Cornell University Ruminant Center near Harford, NY and Saturday 4 October in Morrison Hall at the Cornell University campus.

BQA in a Day, Beef Quality Assurance Workshop, Lyons

October 11, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Lyons, NY

BQA in a Day, Beef Quality Assurance Workshop, Lyons

Register early! Class size is limited!!


BQA Training, classroom portion, Beef Quality Assurance Workshop, Ovid

October 22, 2014
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Ovid, NY

BQA Training, classroom portion, Beef Quality Assurance Workshop, Ovid

Register early! Class size is limited!!


BQA in a Day, Beef Quality Assurance Workshop, Albion

October 25, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Albion, NY

BQA in a Day, Beef Quality Assurance Workshop, Albion

Register early! Class size is limited!!


Income Tax Strategies for Agricultural Producers~Herkimer

October 27, 2014
11 am - 2:30 pm
Herkimer, NY


This workshop will be available on three days: 10/27/14 at the CCE Herkimer County office, 10/28/14 at the CCE Chenango County office and on 10/30/14 at the Winners Circle in Fonda. This link is for the Herkimer location. To register for the Norwich or Fonda locations, please use those links.

Calf Management - Dairy Skills Training

October 28 - November 8, 2014


Worried about respiratory issues or colostrum quality may be affecting your calf program? It's not to late to sign up for the Calf Management Course! Sessions to be held in Warsaw and Canandaigua.

Calf Management Training - Ballston Spa

October 28 - November 13, 2014
6:30pm-9:00pm
Ballston Spa, NY


Cornell Cooperative Extension will be offering a program this fall focusing on calf management and care. This program will be offered at two CCE locations and will be conducted via web conferencing. There will also be a farm tour and demonstration following the completion of the program. Locations for webinars include CCE Herkimer County and CCE Saratoga County. The on-farm tour will be in Fultonville.

Calf Management Training - Herkimer

October 28 - November 13, 2014
6:30pm-9:00pm
Herkimer, NY


Cornell Cooperative Extension will be offering a program this fall focusing on calf management and care. This program will be offered at two CCE locations and will be conducted via web conferencing. There will also be a farm tour and demonstration following the completion of the program. Locations for webinars include CCE Herkimer County and CCE Saratoga County. The on-farm tour will be in Fultonville.

Income Tax Strategies for Agricultural Producers~Norwich

October 28, 2014
11 am - 2:30 pm
Norwich, NY


This workshop will be available on three days: 10/27/14 at the CCE Herkimer County office, 10/28/14 at the CCE Chenango County office and on 10/30/14 at the Winners Circle in Fonda. This link is for the Norwich location. To register for the Herkimer or Fonda locations, please use those links.

Regional Calf Management Training Workshops Video Conference

October 28 - November 15, 2014
6:30pm - 9pm Tuesday and Thursday evenings, On Farm 10am - 3 pm Saturday Nov 15
Ithaca, NY


Cornell PRO-DAIRY is partnering with the Wyoming Dairy Institute and Cornell Cooperative Extension to offer regional calf management training programs. These programs will be offered statewide at six video conferencing sites from 6:30 to 9:00 pm October 28, October 30, November 4 and November 6. On-farm tour will be November 15th from 10-3 at McMahon's EZ Acres. Cost for the entire program is $50 per person. Register with the regional site. This program qualifies for Farm Service Agency Borrower Credits.

Program participants will also receive a $40 voucher toward the full day registration fee for the PRO-DAIRY Calf and Heifer Congress December 10 and 11 at the RIT Inn and Conference Center, Rochester, NY. Registration for the CNY location is limited to 10 participants.  

Cortland County Cooperative Extension Annual Meeting

October 29, 2014
6:30-8pm
Cortland, NY


Cortland County Cooperative Extension is holding its Annual Meeting Wednesday October 29th from 6:30-8pm in the County Office Building Auditorium.  Please come to learn more about all the things Extension does for the community, meet the staff and have some refreshments.  There is no cost for the meeting!  The Cortland County Dairy Princess will also be in attendance.  Come out and support Cortland County Cornell Cooperative Extension!

Income Tax Strategies for Agricultural Producers~Fonda

October 30, 2014
11 am - 2:30 pm
Fonda, NY


This workshop will be available on three days: 10/27/14 at the CCE Herkimer County office, 10/28/14 at the CCE Chenango County office and on 10/30/14 at the Winners Circle in Fonda. This link is for the Fonda location. To register for the Herkimer or Norwich locations, please use those links.

Hands-on Mozzarella class with Thomas Pinello

November 3, 2014
6pm-8pm
Ithaca, NY


Have you ever thought about making cheese at home? Here is your chance to learn basic cheese making techniques from an experienced, local cheese maker. 

NY Veterans in Agriculture Summit

November 6, 2014
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Syracuse, NY


Are you a veteran farming in New York State, or an organization serving farmer veterans?  The Cornell Small Farms Program is pleased to announce an interactive meeting just for you!

Space is Limited: Register Early!

2014 Feed Dealer Seminar

November 12, 2014
6-9 pm
Ballston Spa, NY


2014 Feed Dealer Seminar

2014 Field Crop Dealer Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

November 12, 2014
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Liverpool, NY


This program presents research activities at Cornell University and associated farms. Topics relate to the future potential of agricultural products, environmental sustainability, and updates on pest related issues. The course objective is to educate and disseminate research findings to the farming community as well as extension faculty, staff, educators, and industry representatives.

Tile Drainage School

November 12, 2014
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Ballston Spa, NY


Tile drainage can improve the productivity and profitability of fields but needs to be done correctly and with minimal environmental impact.  This school looks to increase the chance for success when installing and maintaining tile drainage while remaining within conservation compliance standards.

Feed Dealers Meeting

November 13, 2014
11 am - 2:30 pm
Cortland, NY


The 2014 Cortland Area Feed Dealers Meeting will be held at the New York State Grange at Cortland from 11-2:30.   
The Feed Dealer Seminars are specifically targeted for nutritionists, veterinarians, other consultants, extension educators, and dairy producers with specific interest in nutrition-oriented topics. They are designed to blend the latest concepts in feeding and other management aspects of dairies with field level application. They have been conducted annually as a road show with multiple sites in New York since the late 1940s and provide opportunities for educational programming with networking in the local regions.
Fee is $25
RSVP to Amanda at (607) 753 - 5078.
Contact Betsy Hicks (607) 753 - 5213 with any questions.

Feed Dealers Seminar

November 14, 2014
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Warsaw, NY


The Feed Dealer Seminars are specifically targeted for nutritionists, veterinarians, other consultants, extension educators, and dairy producers with specific interest in nutrition-oriented topics. They are designed to blend the latest concepts in feeding and other management aspects of dairies with field level application. They have been conducted annually as a road show with multiple sites in New York since the late 1940s and provide opportunities for educational programming with networking in the local regions.

NY State Beginning Farmer Grant & Loan Forgiveness Program

December 1, 2014
1:00 p.m. tentatively
Warsaw, NY


Cornell Cooperative Extension of Wyoming County to host webinar for New York State Beginning Farmer Grant and Loan Forgiveness Program.

Introducing Radishes into the Organic Pasture Webinar by eOrganic

December 4, 2014
2pm EST


Join eOrganic for a webinar on considerations for introducing radishes into the organic pasture by Cornell Cooperative Extension?s Fay Benson and Liz Burrichter. The webinar will take place on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 11 AM Pacific Time, 12 PM Mountain, 1 PM Central, 2 PM Eastern Time. The webinar is free and open to the public, and advance registration is required.
Register now at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/788501931974263553

Informational Meetings for: Novel Swine Diseases

December 8, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Randolph, NY

Informational Meetings for: Novel Swine Diseases

The featured speaker at the events will be Dr. Michael Pierdon, a partner in Four Star Veterinary Services, which provides consultation to swine producers throughout the eastern United States, including New York.

Cornell Agribusiness Economic Outlook Conference

December 9, 2014
10 am - 3:30 pm
Ithaca, NY


SAVE THE DATE for the Agribusiness Economic Outlook Conference. 
New York agricultural leaders learn about the short-and long-term outlook for agriculture and agricultural products. Breakout sessions concentrate on dairy, grains and feed, and horticultural products.

Informational Meetings for: Novel Swine Diseases

December 9, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Batavia, NY

Informational Meetings for: Novel Swine Diseases

The featured speaker at the events will be Dr. Michael Pierdon, a partner in Four Star Veterinary Services, which provides consultation to swine producers throughout the eastern United States, including New York.

Calf & Heifer Congress

December 10 - December 11, 2014
Henrietta, NY


The Calf & Heifer Congress 2014 - "Birth to Breeding" is the fourth in a series of dairy replacement conferences presented by Cornell University Extension and the Cornell PRO-DAIRY Program. 

Calf & Heifer Congress 2014 - "Birth to Breeding"

December 10 - December 11, 2014
Henrietta, NY


The Calf & Heifer Congress 2014 - "Birth to Breeding" is the fourth in a series of dairy replacement conferences presented by Cornell University Extension and the Cornell PRO-DAIRY Program. 

Informational Meetings for: Novel Swine Diseases

December 10, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Alfred, NY

Informational Meetings for: Novel Swine Diseases

The featured speaker at the events will be Dr. Michael Pierdon, a partner in Four Star Veterinary Services, which provides consultation to swine producers throughout the eastern United States, including New York.

Late-Seasn Grazing Pasture Walk

December 11, 2014
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Watkins Glen, NY

Late-Seasn Grazing Pasture Walk

Join the Tri-County Graziers for a unique early-winter pasture walk to see innovative grazing practices that improve the "bottom line" through reduced winter feeding costs, while improving animal and pasture health.

How to Improve Milk Quality~CCE Chenango County

January 8 - March 5, 2015
10:30 am - 3:30 am
Norwich, NY


Improve Your Milk Check Through Quality Milk ~ Video Conference offered at CCE Saratoga County and CCE Chenango County

Registration fee is $100 which includes lunch all three days.

One bulk tank sample and bedding sample per farm is included in the registration fee.

How to Improve Milk Quality~CCE Saratoga County

January 8 - March 5, 2015
10:30 am - 3:30 am
Ballston Spa, NY


Improve Your Milk Check Through Quality Milk ~ Video Conference offered at CCE Saratoga County and CCE Chenango County

Registration fee is $100 which includes lunch all three days.

One bulk tank sample and bedding sample per farm is included in the registration fee.

Quality Milk Training - Batavia

January 8 - March 5, 2015
10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Batavia, NY


Cornell Cooperative Extension, Pro-Dairy and QMPS will be offering a program this winter focusing on milk quality. Programs will be offered at several locatins and will be available via live presentations and web conferencing.

Quality Milk Training - Canandaigua

January 8 - March 5, 2015
10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Canandaigua, NY


Cornell Cooperative Extension, Pro-Dairy and QMPS will be offering a program this winter focusing on milk quality. Programs will be offered at several locatins and will be available via live presentations and web conferencing.

Regional Milk Quality Meetings

January 8, 2015
10 am Registration, Program 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Cortland, NY


Cooperative Extension is offering three separate Milk Quality Meetings this winter:  Jan 8, Feb 5 & Mar 5 from 10:30am-3:30pm.  The January 8 meeting will focus on Mammary physiology & the basics of mastitis culturing.  The February 5 meeting will focus on Importance of Cow Comfort, Environment & Equipment Maintenance & impacts on milk quality.  The March 5 meeting will focus on the Importance of Record keeping for mastitis control.  Cost for all 3 meetings is $100, including bulk tank sample.  

NYCO Meeting: Unlocking the Fertility of Your Soil

January 13, 2015
10am-2pm
Geneva, NY


Presentations from 
  • Jean Bonhotal from Cornell Waste Management on soil vitality
  • Klaas Martens on the Soil Renaissance Initiative, a grass-roots effort that has caught the attention of even the highest levels of the USDA
  • Carol MacNeil with the Cornell Vegetable Team on Cornell's Soil Health Assessment
The event is free but please bring a dish to pass for the lunch and any questions you might have for a group discussion after lunch.

Who Will Manage Your Farm Tomorrow?

January 13 - January 14, 2015
East Syracuse, NY


A Two Day Seminar on Farm Business Transfers
Keynote Speaker:  Danny Klinefelter, Ph.D., Professor and Extension Economist, Texas A&M University
Meetings and meals are now FREE!
Platinum Sponsors:  Farm Credit East and NY Ag & Markets

WNY - Corn Congress, Batavia

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 14, 2015
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Batavia, NY

WNY - Corn Congress, Batavia

Come and get all the latest on corn production from Cornell researchers, extension, and local industry. Visit with all of your favorite local industry representatives at the Ag. Exhibitor Show and get answers to all your questions on the latest technology and innovations!

Finger Lakes - Corn Congress, Waterloo

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 15, 2015
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Waterloo, NY

Finger Lakes - Corn Congress, Waterloo

Come and get all the latest on corn production from Cornell researchers, extension, and local industry. Visit with all of your favorite local industry representatives at the Ag. Exhibitor Show and get answers to all your questions on the latest technology and innovations!

Operations Managers Conference

January 20 - January 21, 2015
Liverpool, NY


Operations management on dairy farms is integral to the success of the farm business. The Operations Managers Conference for Dairy and Field Crops provides an opportunity for people responsible for day to day activities to increase their management and operations skills while interacting with other managers.

Winter Crop Meeting 2015

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 23, 2015
9 am - 3:30 pm
Ithaca, NY

Organic Dairy & Crop Producers Discussion Group Meeting -- Farm Tour

January 28, 2015
11am - 2:30pm
Groton, NY


Please Join Us for a Tour of the Sherman family's newly constructed dairy barn on NYS Rte 222. Vaughn will lead us on a tour of the barn and share the plans for the new facility and its management. We'll head to the McLean Fire Hall for lunch after the tour and continue discussion after lunch.

Wednesday, January 28
11am - 2:30 pm
Please rsvp for planning lunch to Amanda at 753-5078 or am2229@cornell.edu


Looking forward to seeing you. Please call (753-5215) with any questions.

Cortland Area Dairy Managers Group Meeting

January 29, 2015
2:30 - 4:30pm
Homer, NY


Discussion Group Meeting
This is the first meeting of this new Discussion Group aimed at bringing together next generation managers of progressive dairies in the Cortland area.



Winter Dairy Management - Batavia Location

January 30, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Batavia, NY

Winter Dairy Management - Batavia Location

For dairy farmers, the pleasure of historically high milk prices in 2014 has turned into the prospect of significantly lower milk checks for 2015. The component based pricing system for milk offers a means to achieve higher profits with the same level of milk production. Many producers have gained and maintained higher milk components even with Holsteins consistently surpassing the 3.5% BF and 3.0% MP standards.

FSA Borrower Credits available

CNY Small Grain Workshop Presentations Part 1

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 3, 2015
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
West Winfield, NY


Up-to-date information on variety selection, integrated pest management, drying and storage management  that will lead to higher yields, higher grain quality and greater profitability.

Featured speaker will be Dr. Kenneth Hellevang, Professor at North Dakota State University. As an Extension (outreach) Engineer of Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering at North Dakota State University, who is responsible for providing education and technical assistance in the area of grain drying and storage.

CNY Small Grain Workshop Presentations Part 2

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 3, 2015
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
West Winfield, NY


Up-to-date information on variety selection, integrated pest management, drying and storage management  that will lead to higher yields, higher grain quality and greater profitability.

Featured speaker will be Dr. Kenneth Hellevang, Professor at North Dakota State University. As an Extension (outreach) Engineer of Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering at North Dakota State University, who is responsible for providing education and technical assistance in the area of grain drying and storage.

Hands-On Cheese Class with Thomas Pinello

February 3, 2015
6-8pm
Cortland, NY


Due to popular demand, we will be having another cheese-making class! Have you ever thought about making cheese at home? Here is your chance to learn basic cheese making techniques from an experienced, local cheese maker.  

WNY - Soybean/Small Grains Congress, Batavia

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 4, 2015
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Batavia, NY

WNY - Soybean/Small Grains Congress, Batavia

We are pleased to announce that we will be having Dr. Kenneth Hellevang as our guest speaker. 

As an Extension (outreach) Engineer of Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering at North Dakota State University, Ken has provided education and technical assistance in grain drying and storage, structures with a focus on energy efficiency, indoor environmental engineering primarily related to moisture and mold, and flood preparation and recovery to farmers, agribusiness, and professionals across the United States and internationally since 1980.

Finger Lakes - Soybean/Small Grains Congress, Waterloo

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 5, 2015
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Waterloo, NY

Finger Lakes - Soybean/Small Grains Congress, Waterloo

We are pleased to announce that we will be having Dr. Kenneth Hellevang as our guest speaker. 

As an Extension (outreach) Engineer of Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering at North Dakota State University, Ken has provided education and technical assistance in grain drying and storage, structures with a focus on energy efficiency, indoor environmental engineering primarily related to moisture and mold, and flood preparation and recovery to farmers, agribusiness, and professionals across the United States and internationally since 1980.

Regional Milk Quality Meetings

February 5, 2015
10 am Registration, Program 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Cortland, NY


Cooperative Extension is offering three separate Milk Quality Meetings this winter:  Jan 8, Feb 5 & Mar 5 from 10:30am-3:30pm.  The January 8 meeting will focus on Mammary physiology & the basics of mastitis culturing.  The February 5 meeting will focus on Importance of Cow Comfort, Environment & Equipment Maintenance & impacts on milk quality.  The March 5 meeting will focus on the Importance of Record keeping for mastitis control.  Cost for all 3 meetings is $100, including bulk tank sample.  

NYCO Meeting: Quality Forage Comes From Planning, Not By Luck

February 10, 2015
10am-2pm
Geneva, NY


Presentations from
  • Tom Kilcer from Advanced Ag Systems on the forage management required for All Forage or High Forage Diets
  • Aaron Gabriel from Cornell Extension Washington County on information for making dry hay including certified hay preservatives
  • A panel of organic dairy farmers on their planning and management strategies for making high-quality forage 
The event is free but please bring a dish to pass for the lunch and any questions you might have for a group discussion after lunch.

2015 Corn Day ~ Little Falls

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 12, 2015
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Little Falls, NY


CNYDFC Annual Corn Day

Two dates and locations to choose from: February 12 at Beardslee Castle, Little Falls or February 13 at Magros Banquet Hall, Sherburne. 10:30 am - 2:30 pm both locations.

2015 Corn Day ~ Sherburne

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 13, 2015
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sherburne, NY


CNYDFC Annual Corn Day

Two dates and locations to choose from: February 12 at Beardslee Castle, Little Falls or February 13 at Magros Banquet Hall, Sherburne. 10:30 am - 2:30 pm both locations.

Annie's Meeting: Saving for Retirement

February 17, 2015
10:30am - 3pm
Ithaca, NY


Do you have a strategy in place for financing your retirement? The workshop, Planning and Saving for Retirement, will provide a foundation to get your plan off the ground. While relevant to all future retirees, this workshop has been developed for farm women. Cornell Cooperative Extension will host Andrew Polley, Financial Advisor with Wells Fargo Advisors on February 17th from 10:30 am to 3 pm at the Cornell Cooperative Extension office in Tompkins County located at 615 Willow Ave. Arrive at 10:30 to enjoy refreshments and fellowship.

Pre-registration is required for this workshop. The cost is $10 per person. Please call Amanda Montgomery @ 753-5078 to pre-register.

2015 Step It Up Winter Grazing Conference: Improving Management

February 26, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Varysburg, NY

2015 Step It Up Winter Grazing Conference: Improving Management

Come here ways to improve your dairy grazing operation. Keynote speaker is Bruce Rivington, Red Gate Farm in Hamilton, NY.

Topics include:

  • Milking Efficiencies with a Pasture Based Herd
  • Grain vs. No-Grain, What's Profitable?
  • How Many Cows Can Your Farm Support? It Depends
  • Farmer/speaker panel

Manure Handling Workshop

February 26, 2015
9:30am - 12pm
Auburn, NY


 Tips for evaluation of your manure handling and transfer systems to reduce risk of spills
 Some regulatory requirements
 Spreading issues
 Preparing for and handling spills
 DEC perspective on handling spills
 Meets the training requirements for manure handling for ECL &CAFO Farms.

Free and open to all.
 Valuable information for farms of all sizes.
 Participant discussion after the presentation.

Contact the Cayuga SWCD for more information or to register for the event @ 315-252-4171 x3,
or e-mail us? Valerie? vhorning@cayugaswcd.org or Jason - jcuddeback@cayugaswcd.org

Winter Dairy Management - Canandaigua Location

March 2, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Canandaigua, NY

Winter Dairy Management - Canandaigua Location

For dairy farmers, the pleasure of historically high milk prices in 2014 has turned into the prospect of significantly lower milk checks for 2015. The component based pricing system for milk offers a means to achieve higher profits with the same level of milk production. Many producers have gained and maintained higher milk components even with Holsteins consistently surpassing the 3.5% BF and 3.0% MP standards.

FSA Borrower Credits available

Regional Milk Quality Meetings

March 5, 2015
10 am Registration, Program 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Cortland, NY


Cooperative Extension is offering three separate Milk Quality Meetings this winter:  Jan 8, Feb 5 & Mar 5 from 10:30am-3:30pm.  The January 8 meeting will focus on Mammary physiology & the basics of mastitis culturing.  The February 5 meeting will focus on Importance of Cow Comfort, Environment & Equipment Maintenance & impacts on milk quality.  The March 5 meeting will focus on the Importance of Record keeping for mastitis control.  Cost for all 3 meetings is $100, including bulk tank sample.  

Winter Dairy Management - Batavia Location

March 9, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Batavia, NY

Winter Dairy Management - Batavia Location

For dairy farmers, the pleasure of historically high milk prices in 2014 has turned into the prospect of significantly lower milk checks for 2015. The component based pricing system for milk offers a means to achieve higher profits with the same level of milk production. Many producers have gained and maintained higher milk components even with Holsteins consistently surpassing the 3.5% BF and 3.0% MP standards.

FSA Borrower Credits available

2015 Central New York Dairy Day

March 10, 2015
10-3 pm
Sherburne, NY


Breeding, Raising and Managing Your Future Herd of Super Cows

2015 Central NY Dairy Day ~ East

March 10, 2015
9:45am-3:00pm
Ballston Spa, NY


Breeding, Raising and Managing Your Future Herd of Super Cows ~ 2 locations to chose from:

CCE Saratoga, 50 West High St, Ballston Spa
or
Magros Banquet Hall, 110 Sanitarium Rd, Sherburne

$30 per person (includes lunch)
Program will start promptly with first speaker at time listed.

2015 Central NY Dairy Day ~ West

March 10, 2015
10:00am-3:00pm
Sherburne, NY


Breeding, Raising and Managing Your Future Herd of Super Cows ~ 2 locations to chose from:

CCE Saratoga, 50 West High St, Ballston Spa
or
Magros Banquet Hall, 110 Sanitarium Rd, Sherburne

$30 per person (includes lunch)
Program will start promptly with first speaker at time listed.

NYCO Meeting: Producing, Protecting, and Marketing of Organic Grain

March 10, 2015
10am-2pm
Geneva, NY


Presentations from
  • Wegman's Bakery Team on their goal to use locally-produced organic grains in a new line of breads
  • Sam Sherman from Champlain Valley Mills on marketing opportunities for organic grain
  • Dr. Heather Darby on the results from her grain trials in Vermont
  • Elizabeth Dyke, the overseer of the OGRN project, on the approaches to transitioning land into organic production
  • Fay Benson on the new organic crop insurance program for organic grain production
Please bring a dish to pass for the lunch and any questions you might have for a group discussion after lunch. We do request a $1-2 donation to support the costs of coffee and paper products.

Winter Dairy Management

March 12, 2015
9:30 am Registration, Program 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Cortland, NY


This year's Winter Dairy Management program will be focusing on impacting profitability via milk components.

Cover Crops & Soil Health

March 16, 2015
11:45am-1:00pm Registration & Lunch, 1:00-3:00pm Topics
Dryden, NY

Alternative Energy Workshop

March 17, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
East Aurora, NY

Alternative Energy Workshop

Curious about utilizing alternative energy for your farm? Want to learn how to save on farm energy costs during a long cold winter?  Join us for the Alternative Energy Workshop.

Hear from farmers who are already using alternative energy, learn about the USDA Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), explore options in using alternative energy on your farm, and meet local alternative energy vendors. 

Lunch provided!

"Lunch With Jerry" Organic Dairy Discussion Groups - Alfred State College Farm

March 19, 2015
11:00am-2:00pm
Alfred, NY


Organic Dairy Discussion Groups to meet at regional locations. Farmers that are currently certified as

well as those that are thinking of transitioning to organic production are welcome.

Adding Value To Livestock Through Better Communication With The Butcher

March 19, 2015
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Arkport, NY


Join the Tri-County Graziers for some cabin fever relief and expert advice on processing and adding value to locally-grown meat animals. Featuring retired USDA meat scientist and grazier Steve Olson, and Becky Painter of Painter's Custom Meats. Steve will discuss how to maximize value from each animal through better finishing, processing and utilization of higher-value cuts of meat. Becky will offer tips on working with processors when direct marketing. The public is welcome, and everyone interested in raising or buying local meats are especially encouraged to attend.  

Crop Protection Meeting 2015

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 19, 2015
Registration 9:30 am Program:10am-2pm
Horseheads, NY


Crop Protection Seminar addressing nutritional needs, plant diseases, weed control and benefits of cover crops.

2 DEC credits in categories 1A, 21-25. 


"Lunch With Jerry" Organic Dairy Discussion Groups - Mohawk, NY

March 20, 2015
11:00am-2:00pm
Mohawk, NY


Organic Dairy Discussion Groups to meet at regional locations. Farmers who are currently certified as well as those who are thinking of transitioning to organic production are welcome.

Annie's Project Risk Management Education for Farm and Ranch Women

March 20, 2015
10:30 coffee. Discussion 11 am - 3 pm
Ithaca, NY


Women in Agriculture: A group to make friendships, share common interests and grow as partners in their farm business.

Malting Barley Roundtable

March 24, 2015
11am - 2pm
Richfield Springs, NY


This roundtable discussion is for anyone planning on or thinking about growing malting barley this coming growing season as a chance to meet with others who are considering this crop.  

Organic Dairy & Crop Discussion Group Meeting

March 24, 2015
12:00pm-3:00pm
Cortland, NY

Pesticide Applicator Training

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 25, 2015
12:00pm Registration, 12:30-3:30pm Instruction
Dryden, NY

"Lunch With Jerry" Organic Dairy Discussion Groups - Memphis, NY

March 26, 2015
11:00am-2:00pm
Memphis, NY


Organic Dairy Discussion Groups to meet at regional locations. Farmers who are currently certified as well as those who are thinking of transitioning to organic production are welcome.

"Lunch With Jerry" Organic Dairy Discussion Groups - Village Hall, St. Hammond, NY

March 31, 2015
11:00am-2:00pm
St. Hammond, NY


Organic Dairy Discussion Groups to meet at regional locations. Farmers who are currently certified as well as those who are thinking of transitioning to organic production are welcome.

Winter Dairy Management 2015~Cooperstown

March 31, 2015
9:30am-3:30pm
Cooperstown, NY


Increase Milk Components Profitably 

3 dates and locations to choose from:

When: Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Where: Otesaga Resort Hotel
60 Lake St., Cooperstown

When: Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Where: Winner's Circle Restaurant
3293 State Hwy 5, Fonda

When: Thursday, April 2, 2015
Where: Town of Saratoga Town Hall
12 Spring St., Schuylerville
(Old Schuylerville High School building)

$30 per person, includes lunch
Register by March 25, 2015

"Lunch With Jerry" Organic Dairy Discussion Groups - Malone, NY

April 1, 2015
11:00am-2:00pm
Malone, NY

Winter Dairy Management 2015~Fonda

April 1, 2015
10:00am-3:00pm
Fonda, NY


Increase Milk Components Profitably 

3 dates and locations to choose from:

When: Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Where: Otesaga Resort Hotel
60 Lake St., Cooperstown

When: Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Where: Winner's Circle Restaurant
3293 State Hwy 5, Fonda

When: Thursday, April 2, 2015
Where: Town of Saratoga Town Hall
12 Spring St., Schuylerville
(Old Schuylerville High School building)

$30 per person, includes lunch
Register by March 25, 2015

Winter Dairy Management 2015~Schuylerville

April 2, 2015
10:00am-3:00pm
Fonda, NY


Increase Milk Components Profitably 

3 dates and locations to choose from:

When: Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Where: Otesaga Resort Hotel
60 Lake St., Cooperstown

When: Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Where: Winner's Circle Restaurant
3293 State Hwy 5, Fonda

When: Thursday, April 2, 2015
Where: Town of Saratoga Town Hall
12 Spring St., Schuylerville
(Old Schuylerville High School building)

$30 per person, includes lunch
Register by March 25, 2015

Broome-Tioga-Chemung Farmers Discussion Group Meeting

April 16, 2015
1-3 pm
Owego, NY


This discussion group meeting will focus on farming and working with family dynamics as well as conflict resolution. Our invited speakers are Judy Flint and Erica Leubner from NY FarmNet.  

Cortland County Agri-Economic Development Mini Conference-For All Farm Sizes

April 17, 2015
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Cortland, NY


Your Farm Business: The Least Thought of Side Should be the Most Thought of Side!  This free workshop is being provided to help you develop and promote your agricultural enterprise!  Cornell Cooperative Extension Educator Steve Hadcock will share ideas on various business management practices, risk management, business structures, taxes and regulations for any size farm or business that will assist you as your farm or business grows and changes.  Participants are welcome to bring farm or business displays, literature, brochures, business cards etc. for networking while enjoying local foods provided by Dasher's Pub.  Pre-Register online or by calling 607-753-5078.

2015 Swine Reproduction Clinic

April 18, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Alden, NY


The New York Pork Producers Cooperative Inc., will be hosting Dr. Tim Safranski of the University of Missouri for a swine reproduction clinic. Please bring questions and interest in breeding and reproduction in swine. 

Margin Protection Program/Livestock Gross Margin: The 2016 Decision, Geneva

April 21, 2015
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Geneva, NY


Join us for a information packed workshop!

Margin Protection Program/Livestock Gross Margin: The 2016 Decision, Lockport

April 23, 2015
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Lockport, NY


Join us for a information packed workshop!

Marketing Opportunity for Feeder Calves - Ontario

April 28, 2015
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Canandaigua, NY

Marketing Opportunity for Feeder Calves - Ontario

Come and hear about the new Cornell project to develop feeder pools to improve prices for feeder calves. This is an initiative to benefit the bottom line of beef herds in the region and across the state.

Bring a neighbor!

Marketing Opportunity for Feeder Calves - Orleans

April 29, 2015
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Albion, NY

Marketing Opportunity for Feeder Calves - Orleans

Come and hear about the new Cornell project to develop feeder pools to improve prices for feeder calves. This is an initiative to benefit the bottom line of beef herds in the region and across the state.

Bring a neighbor!

'Tools for Transitioning to Organic Dairy' Webinar

May 19, 2015
10am - 11:30am

'Tools for Transitioning to Organic Dairy' Webinar

The transition to organic dairy production can be challenging to plan and may take up to three years to complete. To help with the planning a 'Tools for Transitioning to Organic Dairy' webinar is set for 10am-11:30am on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, for those who work with dairies interested in becoming organic producers and farmers considering the transition.  

The webinar will feature presenters with Cornell's Organic Dairy Initiative, Northeast Organic Farming Association, USDA Farm Services Agency, and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Presentations will cover the requirements for organic certification, tools to adjust conventional farming practices to meet those requirements, and the types of federal loans and Environmental Quality Incentives Program Organic Initiative resources that can help with transition costs.

The webinar is targeted at informing and equipping Extension and agribusiness educators, NY FarmNet counselors, bankers and other dairy industry personnel to help farmers interested in transitioning to organic dairy production, but farmers are also welcome to participate in the webinar. There will be time for questions and answers.

To register for the webinar, use the link at http://blogs.cornell.edu/organicdairyinitiative/ by 4pm on May 18. For more details, contact Fay Benson at 607-753-5213.

HLW Acres Poultry Program

May 23, 2015
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Attica, NY


At 8:00 AM there will be refreshments served and time to network with fellow attendees; presentation program starts at 9:00 AM. Chicken BBQ served at lunchtime.  

NOTE: This is an on-farm program with a tour of our farm, so please dress for the weather.  

CANCELLED: Quality Forage Production

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 2, 2015
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


This is a 5 session module. For a list of dates/sites/cost please go to CCE-Wyoming County
There will be 2 DEC credits

Preparing Cattle for Market to Optimize Value

June 9, 2015
6:00 - til dusk
Houghton, NY


In NYS many of our feeder calves go directly to auction with producers having little control over prices received. Working together producers, stockers and auction barns can improve prices for cattle in our state. Creating a consistent, quality stream of animals is a key factor to success of this statewide project. Cooperatively we can improve profitability and grow the beef industry.

Mikelholm Holsteins Pasture Walk

June 26, 2015
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Stafford, NY

Mikelholm Holsteins Pasture Walk

Cornell Cooperative Extension's NWNY Team is planning a pasture walk at the farm of John and Sue Mikel. John and Sue own and operate Mikelholm Holsteins, a small grazing dairy they started on a 30-acre field they purchased seven years ago. They built a house and barn with a parlor. They graze their 35 cows plus youngstock on the remaining land and supplement with purchased feed. They also knew grazing would provide health benefits to the cows and reduce demands on labor. An added benefit was the reduced bedding costs while the cows are out on pasture.

Aurora Farm Field Day

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 16, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Aurora, NY


New York's farming community is invited to learn about the latest research on field crops, soil and pest management during the annual field day at Cornell University's Musgrave Research Farm in Aurora, featuring farm tours, demonstrations and presentations. Hosted by the Integrated Field Crop, Soil, and Pest Management Program Work Team in conjunction with Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station.

Dairy Environmental Systems & Climate Adaptation Conference

July 29 - July 31, 2015
8 am - 5 pm
Ithaca, NY


This 2-day regional conference on July 29 - 31, 2015 will feature a unique opportunity to learn about emerging dairy housing and manure management systems in conjunction with regional climate trends and national and international drivers, along with adaptation strategies for the Northeast and upper mid-west U.S, and to visit the beautiful Finger Lakes region of New York.

Beef Quality Assurance Training - Empire Farm Days

August 11, 2015
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Seneca Falls, NY

Beef Quality Assurance Training - Empire Farm Days

The NWNY Team is working with the NYS BQA committee to conduct A BQA in a Day training during Empire Farm Days. 

Manure Pit Safety Demonstration

August 17, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Benton Center, NY

Manure Pit Safety Demonstration

Yates County Emergency Services, Soil & Water Conservation, Cornell Cooperative Extension along with NYCAMH are pleased to announce the Manure Pit Safety demonstration unit will be at Benton Fire Station in Benton Center.

Hay Making Workshop

August 20, 2015
6 pm sign-in, 6:30-8:30 pm
Cortland, NY


The workshop will focus on:
  •  Machinery Overview for making Dry Hay
  •  Proper Adjustments for Equipment
  •  Small Square Bales & Large Round Bales
  •  Acid application & calibration
  •  Proper Storage of Dry Hay
  •  Caring for your Hay Stand

NY Farms to Host National Grazinglands Trailer, Healthy Soils for Dairy Grazers Workshops August 24,

August 24, 2015
10am-2:30pm
Groton, NY

NY Farms to Host National Grazinglands Trailer, Healthy Soils for Dairy Grazers Workshops August 24,

The New York Grazing Coalition, Organic Valley Cooperative, and Cornell Cooperative Extension are hosting three free on-farm healthy soils workshops for dairy operators who graze their cows. The workshops in Groton, Lisbon and Little Falls, NY, will feature hand-on learning opportunities with the National Grazinglands Coalition Soil Health Trailer and soil health presenters.

NY Farms to Host National Grazinglands Trailer, Healthy Soils for Dairy Grazers Workshops August 24,

August 25, 2015
10am-2:30pm
Lisbon, NY

NY Farms to Host National Grazinglands Trailer, Healthy Soils for Dairy Grazers Workshops August 24,

The New York Grazing Coalition, Organic Valley Cooperative, and Cornell Cooperative Extension are hosting three free on-farm healthy soils workshops for dairy operators who graze their cows. The workshops in Groton, Lisbon and Little Falls, NY, will feature hand-on learning opportunities with the National Grazinglands Coalition Soil Health Trailer and soil health presenters.

Farm Safety and OSHA Workshop

August 26, 2015
10:30 am - 3 pm
Homer, NY


The SCNY team will be hosting a Farm Safety and OSHA Workshop at McMahon's EZ Acres.  Pro-Dairy's Karl Czymmek and NYCAMH's Jim Carraba will be there to lead the discussion and answer questions. The workshop will focus on:
  • General farm safety
  • The Dairy Dozen & OSHA guidelines
  • What to do if your farm has an unplanned OSHA inspection
  • Update on OSHA LEP inspection
  • How to manage after the inspection
  • Fines/Fine Reductions
There will also be a local farm present to talk about their unplanned inspection.  After lunch, there will be a walkthrough of facilities to highlight areas to focus on.  

Any questions, please call Betsy at 607.753.5213 or email her at bjh246@cornell.edu.


NY Farms to Host National Grazinglands Trailer, Healthy Soils for Dairy Grazers Workshops August 24,

August 26, 2015
10am-2:30pm
Little Falls, NY

NY Farms to Host National Grazinglands Trailer, Healthy Soils for Dairy Grazers Workshops August 24,

The New York Grazing Coalition, Organic Valley Cooperative, and Cornell Cooperative Extension are hosting three free on-farm healthy soils workshops for dairy operators who graze their cows. The workshops in Groton, Lisbon and Little Falls, NY, will feature hand-on learning opportunities with the National Grazinglands Coalition Soil Health Trailer and soil health presenters.

Pre-Harvest Forage Day

August 26, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Avon, NY

Pre-Harvest Forage Day

Pre-Harvest Forage Day will be an excellent opportunity for farm employees and owners/managers alike to come out and hear from some of our top regional experts on what they can do to ensure that what goes into the bunk will come out as a high quality feed. 

No registration necessary. 

Soil Health Field Day

September 3, 2015
10:00am-3:00pm
Schoharie, NY


Building Better Soils with Cover Crops

Corn Silage Harvest Workshop

September 9, 2015
1:00pm -3:00pm
Horseheads, NY


Topics to Include:Target Dry Matter for Harvest, Kernel Processing, Chop Length, Packing Tractors & Fill Rate, Managing shrink

Speakers:Tom Zorn, Cows Come First and Janice Degni & Betsy Hicks, CCE SCNY Dairy & Field Crops Team

Come early and bring 3-4 stalks of your corn (label fields) to be chipped and dried down for dry matters

-Light refreshments & drinks will be offered
-Live demonstrations for determining packing weight needed, bunk density, processing and more
-Updates on current conditions?we may be into chopping!

RSVP to Jen Atkinson at (607) 753-5078 - Questions to Betsy Hicks(607) 753-5213

Corn Silage Harvest Workshop

September 10, 2015
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Whitney Point, NY


Topics to Include:Target Dry Matter for Harvest, Kernel Processing, Chop Length, Packing Tractors & Fill Rate, Managing shrink

Speakers:Tom Zorn, Cows Come First and Janice Degni & Betsy Hicks, CCE SCNY Dairy & Field Crops Team

Come early and bring 3-4 stalks of your corn (label fields) to be chipped and dried down for dry matters 

-Light refreshments & drinks will be offered
-Live demonstrations for determining packing weight needed, bunk density, processing and more
-Updates on current conditions?we may be into chopping!

RSVP to Jen Atkinson at (607) 753-5078 - Questions to Betsy Hicks(607) 753-5213


Temple Grandin to visit Ontario County

September 17, 2015
12:00 p.m.
Stanley, NY

Temple Grandin to visit Ontario County

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT. 
NO WALK-IN REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT.

Livestock handling talk and farm walk-through

Thursday, September 17, 2015
12 Noon - 3:30 PM

Lawnhurst Farms, LLC, 4124 County Road 5, Stanley, NY
This event is designed for dairy and beef farmers to help them improve livestock handling. There will be time after the program for questions and book signing.



BQA in a Day

September 19, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Canandaigua, NY

BQA in a Day

Dr. Michael Baker, Cornell University Beef Cattle Extension Specialist, will be leading the classroom portion, covering care and husbandry, feedstuffs, feed additives and medications, processing and treatment records, and injectable health products. Dave Wilson, DVM will be leading the afternoon training, which will include proper animal handling and vaccine use. 

On-Farm Manure and Silo Gas Safety Training

October 7, 2015
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Dundee, NY

On-Farm Manure and Silo Gas Safety Training

The safety event is open to farmers and firefighters. Gas readings will be collected during lagoon agitation. There will also be a farm walkthrough. 

BQA in a Day

October 10, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Penn Yann, NY

BQA in a Day

October is BQA Month! Topics include care and husbandry, feedstuffs, feed additives and medications, processing and treatment records, and injectable health products vaccines.

BQA in a Day Ontario Location

October 17, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Canandaigua, NY

BQA in a Day Ontario Location

October is BQA Month! Topics include care and husbandry, feedstuffs, feed additives and medications, processing and treatment records, and injectable health products vaccines.

BQA in a Day Bennington Location

October 24, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Bennington, NY

BQA in a Day Bennington Location

October is BQA Month! Topics include care and husbandry, feedstuffs, feed additives and medications, processing and treatment records, and injectable health products vaccines.

Cortland County 2015 Farm Trail

October 24, 2015
11 am - 3 pm
Cortland, NY


Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Cortland County and Cortland County Farm Bureau will be hosting the 2015 Cortland County Farm Trail along Route 13 on October 24, 2015 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. This event is a free, family-oriented educational event that offers the public a chance to visit four working farms and learn about agriculture.

Sheep & Goat Hay Workshop

October 26, 2015
Registration 5:30pm, Program 6-8 pm
Dryden, NY


Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Cortland County and the South Central NY Dairy & Field Crops Team of CCE will be offering a Sheep and Goat Hay Workshop hosted by Lilley's Tack and Feed at 15 Livermore Road in Dryden, NY on October 26, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Refreshments and registration will begin at 5:30 pm. 

Feeder Basics Course - Wyoming County Location

October 27, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Perry, NY

Feeder Basics Course - Wyoming County Location

Feeders who are looking for a refresher on some of the basics of feeding management or those who are new to the position. Course will be taught in English and Spanish.

Soil Health For Grazers

October 27, 2015
6pm
Owego, NY

Soil Health For Grazers

CCE Cortland and the Tioga Grazers are hosting a workshop Soil Health For Grazers featuring the NY Soil Health Trailer on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 6:00pm at Twin Brook Barm, 206 Lainhart Rd., Owego, NY. Learn the effects of grazing management on soil with this event specific to NY grazers.  Attendees will learn about: Aggregate Stability, Compaction, Active Carbon, Pasture & Forage Crop Insurance and more! Attendees are encouraged to bring a chunk of sod from their own pasture for use in demonstrations. For more information about upcoming NY Soil Health Trailer events, visit: www.facebook.com/nysoilhealthtrailer

Feeder Basics Course - Ontario County Location

October 28, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Seneca Castle, NY

Feeder Basics Course - Ontario County Location

Feeders who are looking for a refresher on some of the basics of feeding management or those who are new to the position. Course will be taught in English and Spanish.

Quality Forage Production

Event Offers DEC Credits

November 10 - November 19, 2015
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Quality Forage Production

This course is intended for people actively engaged in the cropping end of the dairy business. The course includes 4 lectures and 1 on-farm field day. We will start by discussing a systems approach to the farm management, and then delve into how to maximize quality and yield from management and nutrition perspective.

2015 Feed Dealer Seminar

November 16, 2015
6-9 pm
Ballston Spa, NY


2015 Feed Dealer Seminar

2015 Feed Dealers Seminar

November 19, 2015
Registration 5:30pm, Buffet dinner 6 pm, followed by program concluding at 9 pm
Cortland, NY


The Feed Dealer Seminars are specifically targeted for nutritionists, veterinarians, other consultants, extension educators, and dairy producers with specific interest in nutrition-oriented topics. They are designed to blend the latest concepts in feeding and other management aspects of dairies with field level application. They have been conducted annually as a road show with multiple sites in New York since the late 1940s and provide opportunities for educational programming with networking in the local regions.

Money On The Table

November 19, 2015
10:00am-3:00pm
Ballston Spa, NY


"How Do the Pieces of the Puzzle Fit for 2016"

Feed Dealer's Meeting

November 20, 2015
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Batavia, NY

Feed Dealer's Meeting

Tis the season for the annual Feed Dealer's Meeting for industry personnel and area producers.

Cornell Hops Conference & NeHA Annual Meeting

December 5, 2015
8:00am - 5:00pm
Morrisville, NY

Cornell Hops Conference & NeHA Annual Meeting

Network with brewers, educators, hop growers, and prospective hop growers and learn the latest research at this annual conference and trade show.  Register by November 23, 2015 at https://events.cornell.edu/event/cornell_hops_conference.  For more information about the conference contact: Steve Miller at 315-684-3001 Ext. 127 or sgm6@cornell.edu or Sarah Ficken at 315-684-3001 Ext. 108 or sjs299@cornell.edu

Raising Your Bull Calves Can Add To Your Dairy Farm Profitability

December 7, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Albion, NY

Raising Your Bull Calves Can Add To Your Dairy Farm Profitability

If you are thinking about adding a new profitable enterprise to your dairy or beef operation, dairy beef production could be a natural fit.

Raising Your Bull Calves Can Add to Your Dairy Farm Profitability

December 7 - December 8, 2015
10am-2pm


If you are thinking about adding a new profitable enterprise to your dairy operation, dairy-beef production could be a natural fit.

Tile Drainage Workshop

December 9, 2015
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Sangerfield, NY


Tile drainage can improve the productivity and profitability of fields but needs to be done correctly and with minimal environmental impact.  This workshop looks to increase the chance for success when installing and maintaining tile drainage while remaining within conservation compliance standards.

Winter Dairy Management

December 9, 2015
10-3 pm
Binghamton, NY


2016 Winter Dairy Management will focus around Transition Cows, including Nutrition, Animal Behavior Considerations and Cow-side Care and Decision Making.  

Calf & Heifer Congress - 2015 "Manage What Matters"

December 15 - December 16, 2015
Tuesday 12:30 - 9:00 pm, Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
East Syracuse, NY

Calf & Heifer Congress - 2015

The program will cover topics pertinent to replacement heifer management from birth to calving. An excellent slate of speakers and outstanding dairy producers will deliver practical information of interest to dairy producers, industry, extension personnel and college staff alike.

4th Annual Grain Marketing Meeting

December 17, 2015
6pm - 9pm
Homer, NY


Join us for the 4th Annual Grain Marketing Meeting - Thursday, December 17, 2015 from 6-9pm at Hobeau's Fireside Grill, 110 Route 281, Homer, NY 13077 with dinner, "Dutch Treat"

What can we do better in 2016? What's on the horizon?
How well did your marketing plan work for you in 2015?

Featured Topics:
• Marketing Outlook presented by Lansing Trade Group LLC , Grain Brokers
• Crop Budgets? What's in the Money?
• Corn and Beans- Production Challenges? High Yielding Varieties!
• Are Their Viable Crop Alternatives????
• How well did the implementation of your marketing plan go?
• Crop Insurance? Is it a good risk management tool for your business?

To pre-register (helpful for planning dinner) or more information call Janice at 607.391.2672 or email jgd3@cornell.edu

Grain Marketing Meeting for Sponsorship

December 17, 2015
6pm - 9pm
Homer, NY


Join us for the 4th Annual Grain Marketing Meeting - Thursday, December 17, 2015 from 6-9pm at Hobeau's Fireside Grill, 110 Route 281, Homer, NY 13077 with dinner, "Dutch Treat"

What can we do better in 2016? What's on the horizon?
How well did your marketing plan work for you in 2015?

Featured Topics:
• Marketing Outlook presented by Lansing Trade Group LLC , Grain Brokers
• Crop Budgets? What's in the Money?
• Corn and Beans- Production Challenges? High Yielding Varieties!
• Are Their Viable Crop Alternatives????
• How well did the implementation of your marketing plan go?
• Crop Insurance? Is it a good risk management tool for your business?

To pre-register (helpful for planning dinner) or more information call Janice at 607.391.2672 or email jgd3@cornell.edu

MeatSuite Workshop - Niagara Location

December 17, 2015
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Lockport, NY

MeatSuite Workshop - Niagara Location

Three counties are teaming up to host workshops to help explain MeatSuite.com.  An overview of the website, along with meat cutout/yields and how to develop your farm's profile. 

MeatSuite Workshop - Ontario Location

December 17, 2015
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Canandaigua, NY

MeatSuite Workshop - Ontario Location

Three counties are teaming up to host workshops to help explain MeatSuite.com.  An overview of the website, along with meat cutout/yields and how to develop your farm's profile. 

MeatSuite Workshop - Wyoming Location

December 17, 2015
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Warsaw, NY

MeatSuite Workshop - Wyoming Location

Three counties are teaming up to host workshops to help explain MeatSuite.com.  An overview of the website, along with meat cutout/yields and how to develop your farm's profile. 

Cover Crop Workshop: Succeeding in Western New York Climate

December 22, 2015
9:00 a.m. - Noon
Elba, NY

Cover Crop Workshop: Succeeding in Western New York Climate

Farmers know that good soil health is increasingly important for weathering the rainfall and temperature extremes in our changing climate. They know that cover crops are important for good soil health but they aren't always able to get them established.This free event is sponsored by the newly formed Western New York Soil Health Alliance, a farmer-to-farmer network.

Keepin' Em Comfy

January 11, 2016
Registration 10 am; Program 10:30-2:30 pm
Ithaca, NY


A Workshop on Cow Comfort, Dairy Handling and Public Perception will be offered to educate farmers and farm managers on understanding cow behavior and how to use it on farm, understanding bottlenecks on your own operation, and talking to the public about dairy farm practices.

Manure Storage Workshop

January 12, 2016
9:15am - 3:15pm
Cuyler, NY


The SCNY Dairy & Field Crops Team, PRO-DAIRY and Cortland County Soil & Water Conservation District are co-sponsoring this workshop.

Topics:
  • Review Whey Street Dairy Concerns
  • Storage Issues 
  • Manure Covers
  • Satellite Storages
  • Labor Requirements
  • Custom Operators
  • Managing Manure Storage
  • Liners
  • Environmental Issues
  • CAFO Permit
  • Winter Spreading
  • Tile Discharges
  • Solid Separation
  • Bedding
  • Odor
  • Safety (Gypsum)
  • Application Systems
  • Manure Transfer
  • Funding Sources
  • Optional Tour of Whey Street Dairy
Cost: $15
Register: Register online or call Jen Atkinson at 607.391.2660 Ext. 403 or email jma358@cornell.edu
Questions: Call Janice Degni at 607.391.2660 Ext. 414 or email jgd3@cornell.edu



New York Certified Organice (NYCO) - 2016

January 12 - March 8, 2016
January 12, 2016, February 9, 2016 & March 8, 2016 - Program at 10:00am
Geneva, NY


  • January 12, 2016 - Organic Crop Management through Good Years and Bad
    • What to do when the cultivating window doesn't open very wide
    • Effects of long-term management on weed competition in organic soybean
    • Reducing Pasture Compaction with Daikon Radish
    • Discussion: "What do you want to make per acre on your farm?"
  • February 9, 2016 - Managing Soil Health with Crop Rotations and Forage Production
    • Putting Soil Health Knowledge into Practice
    • Alternative Forage Rotations to Protect the Soil on Marginal Land
    • Discussion: Farmer Panel on how to decide whether to sell forages to dairy farmers or plow them in for a green manure.
  • March 8, 2016 
    • Developing New Markets for Organic Grain
    • What's transpiring in the World Market of Grain
    • Flax Grain - Production and Uses
    • Discussion: New or Undeserved Markets in the Northeast

There is no cost for the programs and pre-registration is not required. Participants are asked to bring a dish to pass for potluck lunch. For more information contact Fay Benson, CCE Cortland at 607.391.2660 Ext. 410 or email afb3@cornell.edu.

Animal Well-Being: Session 1

January 13, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Animal Well-Being: Session 1

Webinar on cattle housing and handling, cow comfort, animal welfare and communicating positive messages about cattle welfare.

Internet broadcasting and webinar technology will make the programs possible in Canandaigua, Albion and Warsaw.

Corn Congress - Batavia Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 13, 2016
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Batavia, NY

Corn Congress - Batavia Location

The Corn Congresses are right around the corner!

NOTE: Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., Program starts at: 10:00 a.m.

Corn Congress - Waterloo Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 14, 2016
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Waterloo, NY

Corn Congress - Waterloo Location

The Corn Congresses are right around the corner!

NOTE: Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., Program starts at: 10:00 a.m.

2016 National Safe Tractor & Machinery Operation Program

January 16 - March 26, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

2016 National Safe Tractor & Machinery Operation Program

This course will qualify youth ages 14 & 15 years of age to be certified to operate farm equipment for hire. The course is scheduled to run Saturdays, beginning in January 2016 and running through March 2016.

Animal Well-Being: Session 2

January 20, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Animal Well-Being: Session 2

Webinar on cattle housing and handling, cow comfort, animal welfare and communicating positive messages about cattle welfare.

Internet broadcasting and webinar technology will make the programs possible in Canandaigua, Albion and Warsaw.

Cortland Area Dairy Managers Discussion Group

January 21, 2016
1-3pm
Cortland, NY


This is the first meeting of our Discussion Group for 2016.  Collin McCarthy will be leading the discussion around key areas to focus on as a manager.  We will have food and refreshments! Feel free to bring someone you think would be a good addition to our group!  Please RSVP to Betsy, CCE Dairy Specialist at 607.391.2660 Ext. 415 or email bjh246@cornell.edu.  Save the date for 2/18 and 3/14 for future meetings.  

2016 Field Crop Pest Management Meeting - Cobleskill Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 22, 2016
1pm-3pm
Cobleskill, NY


The CNY Dairy and Field Crops Team is holding a series of Field Crop Pest Management Meetings from January 22 thru 29. 

2016 Field Crop Pest Management Meeting - Norwich Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 25, 2016
1pm-3pm
Norwich, NY


The CNY Dairy and Field Crops Team is holding a series of Field Crop Pest Management Meetings from January 22 thru 29. 

2016 Field Crop Pest Management Meeting - Ballston Spa Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 26, 2016
1pm-3pm
Ballston Spa, NY


The CNY Dairy and Field Crops Team is holding a series of Field Crop Pest Management Meetings from January 22 thru 29. 

Annie's Project - Empowering Women in Agriculture

January 26 - March 22, 2016
Jan 26, Feb 9 & 23, Mar 8 & 22 (snowdate Mar 15) 10:30am - 2:00pm


A 5 week workshop series for farm women

Jan 26, Feb 9 & 23, Mar 8 & 22 with snowdate Mar 15
10:30 am-2:30 pm

Choose your Location: CCE Broome or Cayuga Counties, LaFayette Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, Lafayette; & Dryden Fire Hall

Cost for all Session: $100 

Includes: 15 hours of instruction, meals and course materials.

2016 Field Crop Pest Management Meeting - Herkimer County, Mohawk Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 27, 2016
1pm-3pm
Mohawk, NY


The CNY Dairy and Field Crops Team is holding a series of Field Crop Pest Management Meetings from January 22 thru 29. 

2016 Field Crop Pest Management Meeting - Cooperstown Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 28, 2016
1pm-3pm
Cooperstown, NY


The CNY Dairy and Field Crops Team is holding a series of Field Crop Pest Management Meetings from January 22 thru 29. 

2016 Field Crop Pest Management Meeting - Fonda Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 29, 2016
1pm-3pm
Fonda, NY


The CNY Dairy and Field Crops Team is holding a series of Field Crop Pest Management Meetings from January 22 thru 29. 

2016 Winter Crop Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 29, 2016
9:30am - 3:00pm
Ithaca, NY


2016 Winter Crop Meeting to be held Friday, January 29, 2016 from 9:30am-3:00pm at the Ramada Ithaca Hotel and Conference Center, 2310 N. Triphammer Rd., Ithaca, NY.  This year's program features Jim Harbach, Schrack Farms, a no-till farmer from Central Pennsylvania.  He farms 2000 acres with no-till for his 1000 cow dairy.  John Kemmeren, a more local farm from Bainbridge, NY is also experienced with no-till on a variety of soil types and will share his techniques. 

2016 Winter Crop Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 29, 2016
9:30am - 3:00pm
Ithaca, NY


2016 Winter Crop Meeting to be held Friday, January 29, 2016 from 9:30am-3:00pm at the Ramada Ithaca Hotel and Conference Center, 2310 N. Triphammer Rd., Ithaca, NY.  This year's program features Jim Harbach, Schrack Farms, a no-till farmer from Central Pennsylvania.  He farms 2000 acres with no-till for his 1000 cow dairy.  John Kemmeren, a more local farm from Bainbridge, NY is also experienced with no-till on a variety of soil types and will share his techniques. 

Soybean/Small Grains Congress - Batavia Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 3, 2016
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Batavia, NY

Soybean/Small Grains Congress - Batavia Location

The Soybean/Small Grains Congresses are right around the corner!

NOTE: Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., Program starts at: 10:00 a.m.

Soybean/Small Grains Congress - Waterloo Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 4, 2016
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Waterloo, NY

Soybean/Small Grains Congress - Waterloo Location

The Soybean/Small Grains Congresses are right around the corner!

NOTE: Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., Program starts at: 10:00 a.m.

2016 Corn Day

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 9, 2016
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cooperstown, NY


CNYDFC Annual Corn Day

Otesaga Resort Hotel
60 Lake St, Cooperstown
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

2016 Winter Dairy Management ~ Ballston Spa

February 16, 2016
10:00am-3:00pm
Ballston Spa, NY


Transition Cows: How to get Fresh Cows off to a Great Start

2016 Winter Dairy Management will focus around Transition Cows, including Nutrition, Animal Behavior and Environmental Considerations and Cow-side Care and Decision Making

Organic Dairy & Crop Producer's Discussion Group Meeting

February 16, 2016
11:00am - 2:30pm
McLean, NY


Let's get together and discuss cropping plans & options for the next season. Thor Oechsner, will kick off the meeting with a presentation of Attempts in Reduced Tillage in Organic Grain Farming. A second presentation will demonstrate his Practices to Produce and Market Buckwheat.

Thor, as many of you know, farms 1200 acres  of corn , food grade small grains and hay in rotation on his hill farm in Newfield, south of Ithaca. He also is an owner of Farmer Ground Flour in Trumansburg which produces organic artisan grains and flours grown from his and other area farms. These go to markets all over NY and New England. He also co-owns Wide Awake Bakery which use a bread CSA model to market wood fired loaves and pastries using flour from his mill to the Ithaca area. Our conversation will be fueled by a delicious hot lunch. Looking forward to seeing you and having a lively discussion.

The cost is $10 each or $15 for 2 people from the same farm.  Register online or by calling Jen Atkinson at 391-2660 Ext. 403 or email jma358@cornell.edu.

Antibiotic Stewardship - Reducing the Risks of Residue on the Dairy, Session 1

February 17, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Antibiotic Stewardship - Reducing the Risks of Residue on the Dairy, Session 1

Session 1: The Food Armor Program

The objective of the Food Armor program is to identify potential hazards and to identify critical control points to limit them. 

Internet broadcasting and webinar technology will link meeting sites across WNY. Cornell Cooperative Extension offices in Canandaigua, Albion, and Warsaw.

Broome-Tioga-Chemung Farmers Discussion Group Meeting

February 17, 2016
1-3 pm
Owego, NY


Our speaker Betsey Howland will lead us through a group discussion on managing through low milk prices and preparing for the next high cycle. Please RSVP to Jen Atkinson at 607.391.2660 Txt. 403 or email jma358@cornell.edu. For questions contact Betsy Hicks at 607.391.2660 Ext. 415 or email bjh246@cornell.edu.

2016 Milk Outlook: How Things Are Flowing

February 18, 2016
Registration 6 pm, Program 6:30-8pm
Cortland, NY


Guest Speaker Andy Novakovic, the E.V. Baker Professor of Agricultural Economics at Cornell University will be addressing the group on topics including
Market Outlook
Patterns in Milk Production Growth
Trends in Dairy Food Consumption
and will also be available to answer questions after his presentation.



2016 Milk Outlook: How Things are Flowing ~ CCE Chenango

February 18, 2016
6-8:30 pm
Norwich, NY


Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) will be hosting a WebEx seminar on Thursday, February 18, 6-8:30 pm titled: 2016 Milk Outlook: How Things are Flowing, with guest speaker Andy Novakavic, E.V. Baker Professor of Agricultural Economics, Cornell University.   

2016 Milk Outlook: How Things are Flowing ~ CCE Herkimer

February 18, 2016
6-8:30 pm
Herkimer, NY


Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) will be hosting a WebEx seminar on Thursday, February 18, 6-8:30 pm titled: 2016 Milk Outlook: How Things are Flowing, with guest speaker Andy Novakavic, E.V. Baker Professor of Agricultural Economics, Cornell University.   

2016 Milk Outlook: How Things are Flowing ~ CCE Otsego

February 18, 2016
6-8:30 pm
Cooperstown, NY


Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) will be hosting a WebEx seminar on Thursday, February 18, 6-8:30 pm titled: 2016 Milk Outlook: How Things are Flowing, with guest speaker Andy Novakavic, E.V. Baker Professor of Agricultural Economics, Cornell University.   

2016 Milk Outlook: How Things are Flowing ~ CCE Saratoga

February 18, 2016
6-8:30 pm
Ballston Spa, NY


Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) will be hosting a WebEx seminar on Thursday, February 18, 6-8:30 pm titled: 2016 Milk Outlook: How Things are Flowing, with guest speaker Andy Novakavic, E.V. Baker Professor of Agricultural Economics, Cornell University.   

2016 Milk Outlook: How Things are Flowing ~ CCE Schoharie

February 18, 2016
6-8:30 pm
Cobleskill, NY


Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) will be hosting a WebEx seminar on Thursday, February 18, 6-8:30 pm titled: 2016 Milk Outlook: How Things are Flowing, with guest speaker Andy Novakavic, E.V. Baker Professor of Agricultural Economics, Cornell University.   

Cortland Area Dairy Managers Discussion Group

February 18, 2016
1-3pm
Cortland, NY


Tom Maloney will be leading the discussion regarding employee handbooks and job descriptions.  We will have food and refreshments! Feel free to bring someone you think would be a good addition to our group!  Please RSVP to Betsy, CCE Dairy Specialist at 607.391.2660 Ext. 415 or email bjh246@cornell.edu.  Save the date 3/14 for our future meeting.  

Livestock Marketing Discussion: Identifying Your Customer

February 18, 2016
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Canandaigua, NY

Livestock Marketing Discussion: Identifying Your Customer

The Finger Lakes is home to many livestock operations that serve a wide range of customers locally. Livestock producers interested in learning how to better identify customers are invited to attend Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Ontario County's workshop.

Antibiotic Stewardship - Reducing the Risks of Residue on the Dairy, Session 2

February 24, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Antibiotic Stewardship - Reducing the Risks of Residue on the Dairy, Session 2

Statewide and regional experts will detail regulatory guidelines for antibiotic use, the new Veterinary Feed Directive, residue scenarios, bob calf challenges, microbial resistance and antibiotic risk assessment on February 24.

Internet broadcasting and webinar technology will link meeting sites across WNY. Cornell Cooperative Extension offices in Canandaigua, Albion, and Warsaw.

Precision Ag Decision-Making Program

February 25, 2016
2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Syracuse, NY


Really want to harness precision ag technology for profit? Then don't miss the "Precision Ag: Decision-making for a profitable future" program. That's the theme driving a fast-moving afternoon seminar on Thursday, February 25, at the 2016 New York Farm Show. 

2016 Winter Dairy Management ~ Binghamton

March 1, 2016
10:00am-3:00pm
Binghamton, NY


Transition Cows: How to get Fresh Cows off to a Great Start

2016 Winter Dairy Management will focus around Transition Cows, including Nutrition, Animal Behavior and Environmental Considerations and Cow-side Care and Decision Making

Hay Crop School ~ Mohawk

March 1 - March 8, 2016
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Mohawk, NY


Learn to better manage your hay crop for quality and value with Cornell Cooperative Extension. Whether you are a seasoned hay grower or a new livestock farmer making a few bales for your animals this class is for you! An in-depth two-day school on producing high quality forage in a bale.

Winter Dairy Management

March 1, 2016
10-3 pm
Binghamton, NY


2016 Winter Dairy Management will focus around Transition Cows, including Nutrition, Animal Behavior Considerations and Cow-side Care and Decision Making.  

Hay Crop School ~ Ballston Spa

March 2 - March 9, 2016
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Ballston Spa, NY


Learn to better manage your hay crop for quality and value with Cornell Cooperative Extension. Whether you are a seasoned hay grower or a new livestock farmer making a few bales for your animals this class is for you! An in-depth two-day school on producing high quality forage in a bale.

Winter Dairy Management - Transition Cows: How to get Fresh Cows off to a Great Start

March 2, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Batavia, NY

Winter Dairy Management - Transition Cows: How to get Fresh Cows off to a Great Start

In a low milk price environment, preventing disruptions in the most important period of a cow's productive life - the transition phase - is a wise way to help weather the storm.

Corn & Soybean Update

March 3, 2016
10:00am - 3:00pm
Binghamton, NY


The SCNY Dairy & Field Crops Team and Page Seeds are co-sponsoring this event which will be held on Thursday March 3, 2016 from 10:00am to 3:00pm at CCE Broome County, 840 Upper Front St., Binghamton, NY.  Topics will include: Developing Corn Hybrids w/ Performance for the Northeast, Benefits of Inoculants in Forage and Grain Production, Herbicides for Reduced Tillage & Cover Crops and Soybean Update.  Cost of the workshop TBA.  DEC Credits in Application  Register online or call Jen Atkinson at 607.391.2660 Ext. 403 or email jma358@cornell.edu.  For questions, call Janice Degni at 607.391.2660 Ext. 414 or email jgd3@cornell.edu.

Hay Crop School ~ Cobleskill

March 3 - March 10, 2016
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Cobleskill, NY


Learn to better manage your hay crop for quality and value with Cornell Cooperative Extension. Whether you are a seasoned hay grower or a new livestock farmer making a few bales for your animals this class is for you! An in-depth two-day school on producing high quality forage in a bale.

2016 Winter Dairy Management ~ Morrisville

March 4, 2016
10:00am-3:00pm
Morrisville, NY


Transition Cows: How to get Fresh Cows off to a Great Start

2016 Winter Dairy Management will focus around Transition Cows, including Nutrition, Animal Behavior and Environmental Considerations and Cow-side Care and Decision Making

Pork Producer Informational Meeting

March 4, 2016
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Canandaigua, NY

Pork Producer Informational Meeting

Pork producers interested in learning more about a potential new market opportunity are invited to attend a Pork Producer Workshop. 

Producing Quality Beef: Adding Value to Feeder Cattle

March 10, 2016
5:30 p.m.
Portageville, NY

Producing Quality Beef: Adding Value to Feeder Cattle

Prevention is key to beef herd health. Amy Cornwell, with Zoetis will talk about vaccines to consider in the development of an effective cow/calf operation and pre-conditioning (weaning) health program. Mike Baker, Cornell University Beef Cattle Extension Specialist will review Feeder Calf marketing pools and New York feeding trials to assess health and nutrition programs conducted this past fall. Lynn Bliven and Nancy Glazier will provide an update of where we are with feeder calf pools in WNY.

2016 Dairy Day

March 15, 2016
10:00am-3:15pm
Cooperstown, NY


Cow Comfort - Money You're Leaving on the Table?



Cortland Area Dairy Managers Discussion Group

March 17, 2016
1-3pm
Cortland, NY


This is the 3rd meeting for our Discussion Group.  Our presenters will be Dan Welch and Kim Fortin from NYFarmNet. They will be discussing Farm Succession and Communication.  We will have food and refreshments! Please RSVP to Betsy, CCE Dairy Specialist at 607.391.2660 Ext. 415 or email bjh246@cornell.edu.  

Pesticide Applicator Training

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 18, 2016
12:30-3:30pm
Binghamton, NY


Pesticide Applicator Training - CCE Broome County, 840 Upper Front St., Binghamton

  • Instruction Class - March 18, 2016 - 12:30-3:30pm
  • Exam - April 1, 2016 - 12:30-3:30pm
  • Cost - $25/Instruction Class
3 DEC Re-Certification Credits Available

**Manuals available at an additional cost and MUST BE ORDERED BY MARCH 11, 2016 to ensure that they will be received before the class date. Manuals needed: Core Manual and Field and Forage (21).

Register online or call Jen Atkinson at 607.391.2660 Ext. 403 or email jma358@cornell.edu.

Order Manuals online at https://store.cornell.edu/c-873-cornell-coop-ext.aspx or call Jen Atkinson at 607.391.2660 Ext. 403 or email jma358@cornell.edu 

Contact Janice Degni at 607.391.2660 Ext. 414 or email jgd3@cornell.edu with questions.

Broome-Tioga-Chemung Farmers Discussion Group Meeting

March 23, 2016
1-3 pm
Owego, NY


Pro Dairy's Robert Lynch will be our featured speaker.  Please RSVP to Jen Atkinson at 607.391.2660 Ext. 403 or email jma358@cornell.edu. For questions contact Betsy Hicks at 607.391.2660 Ext. 415 or email bjh246@cornell.edu.

Feeder School: Hands-On Training for Feeders on Dairy Farms

March 24, 2016
Registration 10:00am, Program 10:30am-2:30pm
Ithaca, NY


Topics:
  • Feeder Basics
  • Economic Impacts of Feeding
  • Communication of Feed Manager w/ Owner/Herd Manager/Nutritionist
  • Dry matter:  what it is and why it matters, including Feeder Math
  • Feed Bunk scoring - causes of intake fluctuations, adjusting consequent feedings
  • Bunk Face maintenance, sampling techniques
  • Strategies to minimize shrink, including pre-batching grain
  • Feeder Safety 
Sponsors: Lallemand, Diamond V

Intended Audience: Feeders who are looking for a refresher on some of the basics of feeding management or those who are new to the position.

Cost:    $25 per person pre-reg by 3/22, $30 at door

Register online or call Jen Atkinson at 607.391.2660 Ext. 403 or email jma358@cornell.edu. For questions, call Betsy Hicks at 607.391.2660 Ext. 415 or email bjh246@cornell.edu.

Precision Agriculture Day

April 4, 2016
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Batavia, NY

Precision Agriculture Day

  • Have you mastered Precision Agriculture technology and want to take it to the next level? 
  • Are you mystified by this advanced technology, but are ready to start learning? 
  • Are you a student looking for different and exciting career options? 
  • Join an international consultant and local experts as we discuss Precision Agricultural technology an how it impacts you!

CANCELED Footbath Treatment - Western Region

April 19, 2016
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Pavilion, NY


Discussion will focus on options for footbath treatments and will be targeted for farm owners/managers. Led by Chip Hendrickson

Hoof Health Solutions Course - Western Region Class

April 19 - April 20, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Pavilion, NY

Hoof Health Solutions Course - Western Region Class

This course will focus on lameness detection and treating lame cows. Training your team to identify and treat lame cows is of utmost importance for animal welfare!

CLASS FULL Hoof Health Solutions Course - Eastern Region Class

April 21 - April 22, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Newark, NY

CLASS FULL Hoof Health Solutions Course - Eastern Region Class

This course will focus on lameness detection and treating lame cows. Training your team to identify and treat lame cows is of utmost importance for animal welfare!

Footbath Treatment - Eastern Region

April 21, 2016
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Canandaigua, NY


Discussion will focus on options for footbath treatments and will be targeted for farm owners/managers. Led by Chip Hendrickson

2016 Advanced Dairy Nutrition Short Course

April 28, 2016


http://ansci.cals.cornell.edu/advanced-dairy-nutrition

Livestock Discussion Meeting

May 3, 2016
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Canandaigua, NY

Livestock Discussion Meeting

This will be an informal meeting where Leith MacKenzie of Sweet Grass Meats will join us to speak about his 11 years of experience marketing locally raised livestock. This will be a great opportunity to hear directly from a producer about building their operation over time. There will be no charge for this group, but if you plan on attending, please register in advance.

Webinar: Strategies for Nonpregnancy Diagnosis in Dairy Cows

May 9, 2016
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Warsaw, NY

Webinar: Strategies for Nonpregnancy Diagnosis in Dairy Cows

Early identification of nonpregnant cows is key to any reproductive program. Presented by Paul Fricke from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Paul will discuss the latest data on traditional and emerging methods of nonpregnancy diagnosis and the best ways to incorporate these technologies to improve reproductive performance on your farm This webinar is sponsored by Hoard's Dairyman and Parnell. 

Please RSVP by May 6 to: Zach Amey at 585-786-2251 x123 or zta3@cornell.edu

Farm Safety Day

May 18, 2016
9:00 a.m.
Sackets Harbor, NY


Enjoy a day on the farm learning about farm safety.

Cornell Small Grains Management Field Day

June 2, 2016
9:30 a.m.
Aurora, NY

Dairy Princess Festival

June 4, 2016
All Day
Canton, NY

2016 Advanced Dairy Nutrition Short Course

June 6 - June 9, 2016
Ithaca, NY


http://ansci.cals.cornell.edu/advanced-dairy-nutrition

Tri-County Graziers Twilight Pasture Walk

June 9, 2016
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Campbell, NY

Tri-County Graziers Twilight Pasture Walk

Join the Tri-County Graziers for their first pasture walk of the season!

Sundae at the Farm

June 12, 2016
12:00pm-3:00pm
Malone, NY


Free Admission and Open to the Public
Wagon tour stops at: dairy barn, maternity ward, heifer facility, calf hutches, and milking parlor


Cheese Tasting & Evaluation Workshop

June 14, 2016
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
East Aurora, NY

Cheese Tasting & Evaluation Workshop

If you love cheese, then you won't want to miss this class! Learn all about the cheese-making process while sampling mozzarella, provolone, cheddar, goat and feta cheeses, which are all made in New York State!

Summer Dairy Reproduction Update

June 14, 2016
7-9 pm
Stillwater, NY


New research helps dairy producers optimize their herd reproductive efficiency. Come hear about ways to enhance repro performance like how to select the ideal voluntary waiting period.

Summer Dairy Reproduction Update

June 20, 2016
7-9 pm
Lansing, NY


New research helps dairy producers optimize their reproductive efficiency.  Come hear about ways to enhance repro performance, like how to select the ideal waiting period.

Summer Dairy Reproduction Update

June 21, 2016
7:00pm-9:00pm
Peru, NY


Free, no registration required.

Summer Dairy Reproduction Update

June 22, 2016
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Warsaw, NY


New research helps dairy producers optimize their herd reproductive efficiency. Come hear about ways to enhance repro performance like how to select the ideal voluntary waiting period.

Edge of Field, Not To Be Overlooked - But To Be Understood

June 28, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m,
Mount Morris, NY


Informational meeting to learn about funding opportunities, denitrifying bioreactors, and edge of field monitoring equipment.

Soil Health & Cover Crop Workshop

June 30, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Elba, NY


"Soil health basics and why to start cover cropping"

Event sponsored by: Western New York Soil Health Alliance
A Farmer - to Farmer Network

Jefferson County Fair

July 12 - July 17, 2016
Watertown, NY

Organic Dairy & Crop Producer's Discussion Group

July 13, 2016
1-3pm
Groton, NY


Join us for Lunch at noon followed by discussion & farmstead tour from 1:00-3:00 PM

This is an opportunity to get together and talk about the crop season and share successes and challenges in your cropping programs. Ed and Eileen Sheffler will start the discussion with an overview of their dairy farm and supplemental enterprises including an oil press for biodiesel production, grain storage and farm store for farm raised milk, meat, eggs and excess garden produce. They are self sufficient with grains-corn and soybean. We can look at nearby fields. Crop rotation, crop choice, weed control and fertility strategies will be highlighted. Looking forward to seeing you. Come prepared to share your crop production practices.

Please rsvp for planning lunch to Jen at 391-2660 or jma358@cornell.edu
Please call Janice (391-2672) with any questions.

Timely Culling to Increase Profitability

July 14, 2016
7-9 pm
Dryden, NY


Looking for more revenue in this down milk economy?  Making sure you're getting the most out of cull cows when you send them to the sale barn can help.  We've put together a group of speakers to talk about timely culling for cows, from a local veterinarian's perspective to a state veterinarian's experiences, to the local sale barn manager's knowledge. 

Management of Internal Parasites in Sheep & Goats Workshop

July 16, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Canandaigua, NY

Management of Internal Parasites in Sheep & Goats Workshop

Internal parasites are the number one health problem affecting sheep and goats in the Northeast U.S. Because worms have become resistant to many of the anthelmintics (dewormers) producers use, a more integrated approach to internal parasite control is necessary.

This workshop is designed to help producers develop integrated parasite management (IPM) programs for their farms and flocks. It will also help familiarize you with IPM techniques. The primary instructor is Dr tatiana Stanton, Cornell Small Ruminant Extension Specialist.

Management of Internal Parasites in Sheep and Goats

July 16, 2016
10:00am-3:00pm
Canton, NY


Internal parasites are the number one health problem affecting sheep and goats in the northeast. Because worms have become resistant to many of the anthelmintics (dewormers) producers use, a more integrated approach to internal parasite control is necessary.

Clinton County Fair

July 19 - July 24, 2016
Plattsburg, NY

Lewis County Fair

July 19 - July 23, 2016
Lowville, NY

Twilight Meeting - Stronghaven Farm LLC

July 19, 2016
6:30-8 pm
Barton, NY


Tour of new calf facility and informal discussion to follow at Strong's Pond, Depew Rd, Barton

The farm's veterinarian, Dr Ben Laudermilk, will be present to speak on changes the farm experienced after moving into the new facility, as well as common calf issues.

Finger Lakes Soil Health Discussion Group Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 22, 2016
5:00 - 8:15 p.m.
Seneca Castle, NY


Why Hemdale Farms switched to zone tillage, and how they've been successful doing it for field crops and vegetables will be described. Equipment will be available for viewing. The many niches available for cover crop planting, and the benefits of different cover crops will be covered by Thomas Bjorkman, Cornell. There will be ample time for open group discussion on reduced tillage, cover crops, and all aspects of improving soil health.

DEC, CCA & CEU's credits have been requested.

What's in Your Mixer??

July 25, 2016
7-9pm
Sackets Harbor, NY


No registration fee, light refreshments will be provided.

Western NNY Dairy Grazers Discussion Group and Cornell Cooperative Extension

July 26, 2016
11:00am-2:00pm
Boonville, NY


Healthy Soil Workshops for Dairy and Livestock Grazers

What's in Your Mixer??

July 28, 2016
7-9pm
Champlain, NY


No registration fee. Light refreshments will be served.

Day on the Farm - Windsong Dairy

July 30, 2016
All Day
Adams Center, NY


Free to the public.  Guided tours, family fun center, and free samples.  Come rain or shine.

St. Lawrence County Fair

August 2 - August 7, 2016
Gouverneur, NY

Twilight Meeting - Glezen Farms LLC

August 2, 2016
7-8:30pm
Lisle, NY


Tour of the freestall facility and informal discussion around cow comfort to follow at the farm.  
Three separate NOVUS assessments have been completed on farm, and changes inbetween discussed.  Speakers will include:  Scott Glezen, owner; Brad Blaisure, Herdsman; and Chelsea Hoover, nutritionist with Shur-Gain. 

Leasing Your Land For Solar Energy

August 3, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Warsaw, NY


Farm Bureau has planned a meeting for interested parties to learn more about solar leasing. The meeting will be held at the Wyoming County Agriculture and Business Center at 36 Center St., Warsaw, NY at 7pm on Wednesday, August 3rd. This meeting is for farmers and rural landowners who may be considering leasing land for large, multi-acre solar arrays and is also for those who work with landowners. Topics which will be addressed include the pros and cons of leasing your acreage to a solar generator and the agricultural assessment of farmland as it relates to leasing.

We have enlisted the help of Dennis C. Vacco, partner at Lippes, Mathias, Wexler, Friedman LLP, vice president of Vacco Farms, Inc. and Farm Bureau member, who understands the need to protect landowner rights. Also joining us is Michael Saviola, a presenter from the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets.

 No reservation is required.

2016 Summer Crop Tour

August 4, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Scipio Center, NY


Optimizing Opportunities: Working Together for Cows, Corn, and Soybeans.

Franklin County Fair

August 4 - August 15, 2016
Malone, NY

Organic Dry Bean Discussion Group Meeting

August 12, 2016
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Penn Yan, NY


There will be viewing and discussion of the dry bean crop, cultivation for dry beans, the benefits of certain cover crops ahead of dry beans, and the potential for organic reduced tillage. There will be ample time for open discussion regarding organic dry beans.

Grain Bin Rescue Training

August 16, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Penn Yan, NY


Free Training with 2 hours of demonstrations. Learn the 4 most common ways people become entrapped in grain bins and prevention.

Pasture Walk & Farm Visit at Pastureland Organic Dairy

August 16, 2016
11:30am - 2:30pm
Manlius, NY


Pete and his son Jeremy will lead us on a tour of the pastures and farmstead. They have practiced intensive grazing since 1987. This year they topdressed pastures and hayfields with gypsum and chicken manure and see a huge benefit. 

In 2005, Pete began his transition to organic and began shipping organic milk in May of 2007. The farm is nearly grain self-sufficient. They currently milk 300, grown internally from 60 head in 1987. With the help of Dairy One testing and records, the farm maintains a low somatic cell count and received the Silver Cow Award for keeping SCC under 150,000 for a year. Pete was an early adopter of solar panels to supply the farm and home's electrical needs. The low maintenance panels run along a barn roof.

There will be lots of things to see and hear about on this farm from the cropping program and pasture management, calf care & new barn, breed selection, record keeping and decision making and home built facilities with a flat barn parlor that has a throughput of 100 cows/hr.  

Please rsvp for planning lunch to Jen at 391-2662 or jma358@cornell.edu or register online
Please call Janice (391-2672) with any questions.

Finger Lakes Soil Health Discussion Group Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 18, 2016
5:00 - 8:15 p.m.
Seneca Castle, NY


Why Hemdale Farms switched to zone tillage, and how they've been successful doing it for field crops and vegetables will be described. Equipment will be available for viewing. The many niches available for cover crop planting, and the benefits of different cover crops will be covered by Thomas Bjorkman, Cornell. There will be ample time for open group discussion on reduced tillage, cover crops, and all aspects of improving soil health.

DEC, CCA & CEU's credits have been requested.

Yates Farm Safety Day

August 20, 2016
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Penn Yan, NY


The Yates Farm Safety Day is a FREE and fun day for both children and adults to learn about potential hazards on a farm. It is open to ALL farm families, hired help, neighbors and other interested folks!

Crop Practices that Support Soil Health

August 23, 2016
11:00am - 1:30pm
Ithaca, NY


Aiming to conserve his soil, Jamie Baker has been adding cover crops and no-till into his cropping system. He will share his trials and successes over the last 3 years. Getting the right equipment, properly adjusted has been an important step to his success.

We will explore:
Soil Function,
Soil Biology &
Soil Health

We will share results and interpretations from the Cornell Soil Health Test.

Featuring FIELD DEMONSTRATIONS with the Tools from the NYS SOIL HEALTH TRAILER. 

We will:
  • Measure soil compaction with a penetrometer
  • Measure aggregate stability with the rainfall simulator
  • Measure available food for microbes with the Active Carbon test

The Cornell Soil Health Test?What does it measure and what actions can we take to relieve constraints? 
  • Aaron Ristow, Cornell Soil Health Lab will lead a discussion to highlight management strategies for improving soil health based on measured constraints.

Supported with funding from NYS Dept. of Agriculture and Markets

Please rsvp for planning lunch to Jen at 391-2662 or jma358@cornell.edu or register online
Please call Janice (391-2672) with any questions.

SUNY Cobleskill Hog Processing Workshop

August 24, 2016
9am-4pm
Cobleskill, NY, NY


Want to learn about various cuts of pork?

Corn Silage Pre-Harvest Meetings~Frankfort

August 26, 2016
1pm - 3pm
Frankfort, NY


How to get the most out of your corn silage

Corn Silage Pre-Harvest Meetings~Smyrna

August 29, 2016
1pm - 3pm
Smyrna, NY


How to get the most out of your corn silage

Corn Silage Pre-Harvest Meetings~Schuylerville

August 30, 2016
1pm - 3pm
Schuylerville, NY


How to get the most out of your corn silage

Corn Silage Pre-Harvest Meetings~Sharon Springs

August 31, 2016
1pm - 3pm
Sharon Springs, NY


How to get the most out of your corn silage

Corn Silage Pre-Harvest Meetings~South New Berlin

September 1, 2016
1pm - 3pm
South New Berlin, NY


How to get the most out of your corn silage

Corn Silage Harvest Workshop

September 6, 2016
1-3pm
Cortland, NY


Join us on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 from 1-3pm at East River Dairy, 4979 E River Crossing Rd, Cortland, NY for a Corn Silage Harvest Workshop!

Topics Will Include:
  • Minimizing Shrink 
  • Maximizing Packing Density
  • Proper Processing and Dry Matter
  • Getting a Handle on Inventory Early
  • Drought Stressed Corn & Nitrate Concerns
Speakers:
  • Steve Judd, Cargill Feed & Nutrition
  • Kevin Putnam, DuPont Pioneer
  • Janice Degni & Betsy Hicks, SCNY Dairy & Field Crops Team
** Come early and bring 3-4 stalks of your corn (label fields) to be chipped and dried down for dry matters **
  • Light refreshments & drinks will be offered
  • Live demonstrations for determining packing weight needed, bunk density, processing
  • Updates on current conditions?we may be into chopping! 
RSVP to Jen Atkinson at 607.391.2662 or email jma358@cornell.edu
Questions to Betsy Hicks at 607.391.2673 or email bjh246@cornell.edu

Corn Silage Harvest Workshop

September 7, 2016
1-3pm
Apulia Station, NY


Join us on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 from 1-3pm at Maplelane Manor, 6565 Route 80, Apulia Station, NY 13020 for a Corn Silage Harvest Workshop!

Topics Will Include:
  • Minimizing Shrink 
  • Maximizing Packing Density
  • Proper Processing and Dry Matter
  • Getting a Handle on Inventory Early
  • Drought Stressed Corn & Nitrate Concerns
Speakers:
  • Steve Judd, Cargill Feed & Nutrition
  • Kevin Putnam, DuPont Pioneer
  • Janice Degni & Betsy Hicks, SCNY Dairy & Field Crops Team
** Come early and bring 3-4 stalks of your corn (label fields) to be chipped and dried down for dry matters **
  • Light refreshments & drinks will be offered
  • Live demonstrations for determining packing weight needed, bunk density, processing
  • Updates on current conditions?we may be into chopping! 
RSVP to Jen Atkinson at 607.391.2662 or email jma358@cornell.edu
Questions to Betsy Hicks at 607.391.2673 or email bjh246@cornell.edu

WNY Young Dairy Manager Discussion Group Meeting

September 8, 2016
6:30pm- 9:00pm
Warsaw, NY

WNY Young Dairy Manager Discussion Group Meeting

The focus for this meeting is Quality Milk.  The discussion will be centered around pathogen-based treatments, aerobic culturing and the QMPS milking time audit program.

Pasture Walk

September 14, 2016
5:30-7:30pm
Hemlock, NY

Pasture Walk

Join us for a pasture walk! Dr. Michael Baker, Cornell University Beef Specialist, and Nancy Glazier, CCE Small Farms and Livestock Specialist, will lead participants on an educational tour of pasture in use for beef production. This pasture walk will be informative for livestock producers of all kinds. Light refreshments served.

St. Lawrence County - A Day at the Farm

September 24, 2016
10am - 2pm
Canton, NY

Bovine Reproduction and A.I. Training Course in English

September 26 - September 27, 2016
9:30am- 3:30pm
Shortsville, NY

Bovine Reproduction and A.I. Training Course in English

During the last week of September we will be offering a Bovine Reproduction & Artificial Insemination Training Course in collaboration of Genex Cooperative, Inc. This two-day class will be offered once in Spanish and once in English. Registration is limited to 15 participants per two-day class.

CLASS CANCELLED Bovine Reproduction and A.I. Training Course in Spanish CLASS CANCELLED

September 29 - September 30, 2016
9:30am- 3:30pm
Stafford, NY

CLASS CANCELLED Bovine Reproduction and A.I. Training Course in Spanish CLASS CANCELLED

During the last week of September we will be offering a Bovine Reproduction & Artificial Insemination Training Course in collaboration of Genex Cooperative, Inc. This two-day class will be offered once in Spanish and once in English. Registration is limited to 15 participants per two-day class.

Lewis County - Family Farm Day

October 1, 2016
10am - 3pm
Copenhagen, NY

Maple Value-Added Products Workshop

October 15, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Attica, NY

Maple Value-Added Products Workshop

Whether you are a New Producer, a Beginner Producer, or a Small Commercial Producer, this workshop will provide you with valuable production information on methods, materials, management, and much more.

A Taste of Honey

October 17, 2016
6:30 pm
Perry, NY

A Taste of Honey

Join the Wyoming County Beekeepers for "A Taste of Honey", culinary creations using local honey demonstrated by chef and beekeeper Travis Barlow.

***CANCELLED*** BQA in a Day Training - Ovid Location ***CANCELLED***

October 19, 2016
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Ovid, NY

***CANCELLED*** BQA in a Day Training - Ovid Location ***CANCELLED***

October is BQA month in New York! Beef Quality Assurance is a national program that provides training to beef cattle producers in food safety, proper cattle handling techniques, handling of animal health products, injection sites, and recording keeping.

Produce Auction Meeting

October 20, 2016
1:00 p.m.
Burke, NY

Tile Drainage Field Demo

October 20, 2016
1pm-3pm
Brookfield, NY


Tile drainage efforts offer many positive outcomes to crop and dairy producers who implement
the practice. From preventing soil erosion to increasing yields, artificial drainage of soils is a
win-win situation.

Wool Pool

October 22, 2016
9:00 am
Canton, NY


Contact Betsy Hodge at 315-379-9192 with the amount of wool you will be bringing.

Northern NY Dairy Insitute Hoof Health Workshop

October 25 - October 27, 2016
10:00am-3:00pm


Keynote Speaker Neil Andrew, ZINPRO, Account Manager Northest

Webinar: Winter Calf Care

October 26, 2016
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Webinar: Winter Calf Care

Calves need extra care when the weather turns cold!

Winter Calf Care Webinar

October 26, 2016
12:30-1:15 pm


Calves need extra care when the weather turns cold. We'll talk about:
Cold weather nutritional needs.
How to keep calves fed and growing.
Health concerns when the temperature drops
Keeping them clean and dry at calving and beyond.
Registration is not required.
Click here Dairy Webinars or copy the following link into your browser
http://prodairy.cals.cornell.edu/production-management/dairy-webinars
Dr. Jerrry Bertoldo DVM Northwest NY Dairy Specialist
Kathy Barrett, Cornell ProDairy Program.


Integrated Parasite Management/FAMACHA Class

October 29, 2016
10:00am-3:00pm
Canton, NY


Come and learn about managing your pastures to avoid worm build-up.

Charcuterie

November 4, 2016
6:30pm-8:00pm
Canton, NY


Meat and Cheese boards just in time for the holidays!

Poultry Processing Workshop

November 5, 2016
9:00am-12:00pm
Canton, NY

2016 Calf Conference

November 7 - November 14, 2016
10am - 3pm
Burrville, NY

2016 Calf Conference

Cornell Small Farms Program: BF 122: Berry Production

November 8 - December 16, 2016
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Cornell Small Farms Program: BF 122: Berry Production

If you're exploring the idea of adding berries and bramble fruits to your farm, this course will help you consider all the aspects of this decision, from varieties and site selection all the way through profit potential and marketing.

Cornell Small Farms Program: BF 151: Woodland Mushroom Cultivation

November 8 - December 13, 2016
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Cornell Small Farms Program: BF 151: Woodland Mushroom Cultivation

Mushrooms are an emerging niche crop with many benefits, including improving farmer stewardship of forested lands and the ability to offer a unique and highly desired product. With a bit of practice, mushrooms can be easily grown in the woods on many products that can be the surplus of healthy forest management.

This course trains new and experienced farmers in the background, techniques, and economics of farm scale woodland mushroom production. Students will learn the basic biology of mushrooms, cultivation techniques for shiitake, oyster, lions mane, and stropharia mushrooms, proper conditions for fruiting, management needs, and harvesting and marketing mushrooms.

Dairy Skills Training: Calf Management 2 Day Workshop

November 8 - November 15, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Dairy Skills Training: Calf Management 2 Day Workshop

This workshop is a 2 day event at 2 different locations. 

First Class: November 8 at: Mulligan Farms, 5403 Barber Road, Avon

Second Class: November 15 at: Lamb Farms, 6880 Albion Road, Oakfield

2016 Calf Management Workshop ~ Norwich/Cincinnatus

November 9 - November 16, 2016
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Norwich, NY


The CNY Dairy & Field Crops Team, in conjunction with the SCNY Dairy & Field Crops Team, CCE Madison County and Cornell University's Pro-Dairy Program is putting on a 2-day calf workshop, offered in two different sessions this fall. The workshops will have a classroom component in the morning and a hands-on portion in the afternoon. 

Calf Management Workshops- Session I

November 9 - November 16, 2016
9:30 Registration, Program 10 am - 3 pm


The SCNY Dairy & Field Crops Team, in conjunction with the CNY Dairy & Field Crops Team, CCE Madison County and Cornell University's Pro-Dairy Program is putting on a 2-day calf workshop, offered in two different sessions later this fall. The workshops will have a classroom component in the morning and a hands-on portion in the afternoon. 

Conventional Parlors vs Robots

November 9, 2016
7-9pm
Canton, NY

Conventional Parlors vs Robots

A workshop on how to evaluate your options.

Cornell Small Farms Program: BF 201: Effective Marketing for the Busy Farmer

November 9 - December 14, 2016
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Cornell Small Farms Program: BF 201: Effective Marketing for the Busy Farmer

Most of us go into farming with the thought of making some - or all - of our
livelihood through the sale of what we make or grow. As you grow your operation to provide more of your family's income, having a carefully planned marketing strategy becomes more critical.

Completion of this online course will enable you to better understand how to price your products, position yourself in the "buy local", direct sales or wholesale marketplace, and understand low-cost "guerrilla" marketing tactics to get the best bang for your buck and make your farm operation financially sustainable. If you complete the activities in this course, you will possess a marketing plan to guide decisions for which market channels to enter, branding and crisis management plans and pricing guidelines for your farm products.

Cornell Small Farms Program: BF 231: Improved Grazing Management

November 9 - November 14, 2016
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Cornell Small Farms Program: BF 231: Improved Grazing Management

Grazing is more than simply turning livestock out onto a green "warehouse"
and hoping for the best. With sound grazing management, you can reduce your workload, keep your animals happier and healthier, and improve the overall productivity and profitability of your farm. Well-managed grazing systems also provide greater environmental benefits and enhance habitat for many wildlife species.

In this course, you'll learn the key concepts of successful grazing operations that can be adapted and successfully implemented on your own farm. The course focus will be on grazing ruminant livestock, but most of the information will be relevant to non-ruminant animals as well.

2016 Calf Management Workshop ~ Tully/DeRuyter

November 10 - November 17, 2016
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tully, NY


The CNY Dairy & Field Crops Team, in conjunction with the SCNY Dairy & Field Crops Team, CCE Madison County and Cornell University's Pro-Dairy Program is putting on a 2-day calf workshop, offered in two different sessions this fall. The workshops will have a classroom component in the morning and a hands-on portion in the afternoon. 

Calf Management Workshops- Session II

November 10 - November 17, 2016
9:30 Registration, Program 10 am - 3 pm


The SCNY Dairy & Field Crops Team, in conjunction with the CNY Dairy & Field Crops Team, CCE Madison County and Cornell University's Pro-Dairy Program is putting on a 2-day calf workshop, offered in two different sessions later this fall. The workshops will have a classroom component in the morning and a hands-on portion in the afternoon. 

Cornell Small Farms Programs: BF 110: Soil Health

November 10 - November 22, 2016
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Cornell Small Farms Programs: BF 110: Soil Health

The health and productivity of the soil forms the basis for any farm's success, profitability, and ecological sustainability. Successful farmers need to develop a holistic approach to preserving and building soil health and fertility. Stewardship of the soil is arguably the most important job of any farmer or gardener.

2016 Feed Dealer Seminar

November 14, 2016
6-9 pm
Ballston Spa, NY


2016 Feed Dealer Seminar

Helping Agriculture Employers Stay Current on Employment Rules & Best Practices

November 15, 2016
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Elba, NY

Helping Agriculture Employers Stay Current on Employment Rules & Best Practices

Why should I attend?

A stable, well-trained workforce is the lifeblood of agriculture. The Agriculture
Workforce Development Council (AWDC) was formed to raise awareness of on-going labor issues and to bring resources to farm operators so they can adopt best practices. Even well managed operations can struggle with understanding and filtering the multitude of legal and regulatory requirements associated with all aspects of managing a workforce.

2016 Feed Dealers Seminar

November 17, 2016
6-9pm
Cortland, NY


The Feed Dealer Seminars are specifically targeted for nutritionists, veterinarians, crop and management consultants, extension educators, and dairy producers with specific interest in nutrition-oriented topics. They are designed to blend the latest concepts in feeding and other management aspects of dairies with field level application. They have been conducted annually as a road show with multiple sites in New York for many years with an additional Vermont location held during the past several years in collaboration with the Northeast Agribusiness and Feed Alliance.

SPEAKERS
• Tom Overton, Ph.D., Professor of Dairy Management and Director, PRO-DAIRY program, Cornell University
• Joe Lawrence, M.S., Dairy Forage Systems Specialist, PRO-DAIRY program, Cornell University

TOPICS
• Forage quality and digestibility - What we can and can't influence in the field
• Feeding strategies based upon forage quality and availability
• Cornell Corn Silage Hybrid Trials - A new look
• Agronomic and feeding strategies for winter forage crop

Registration begins at 5:30pm, buffet dinner at 6pm with program concluding at 9pm.  Registration is $35. Please pre-register by November 10th.  

Register on-line or by calling Jen Atkinson at 607.391.2662 or email jma358@cornell.edu.  Contact Betsy Hicks at 607.391.2673 with any questions.

Feed Dealer's Meeting

November 18, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Batavia, NY

Feed Dealer's Meeting

Tis the season for the annual Feed Dealer's Meeting for industry personnel and area producers.

Calf & Heifer Congress - 2016 "Laying the Foundation for Top Herd Performance"

December 7 - December 8, 2016
East Syracuse, NY

Calf & Heifer Congress - 2016

*** UPDATED INFORMATION *** click on view details

An annual conference designed for anyone with interest in dairy replacements. A blend of producers, researchers and industry specialists speaking on genomics, calving intervention, immune system development, vaccination strategies, record keeping, antibiotic selection and expected results, effectiveness of antibiotics by age and health status, the upcoming Veterinary Feed Directive, Salmonella dublin, milk biofilms and cleaning, tools for managing respiratory disease, inspiring employees, what top farms look like and goals for feeding older heifers.

Profitable Meat Marketing! Penn Yan Location

December 8, 2016
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Penn Yan, NY

Profitable Meat Marketing! Penn Yan Location

The workshop will focus on helping farmers learn effective marketing strategies in order to increase profit. The Meat Price Calculator will also be introduced.

BQA in a Day

December 10, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Ovid, NY

BQA in a Day

Topics include care and husbandry, feedstuffs, feed additives and medications, processing and treatment records, and injectable health products vaccines.

The Academy for Dairy Executives - Beaver Hollow Inn & Conference Center

December 13 - December 14, 2016
Java Center, NY

The Academy for Dairy Executives - Beaver Hollow Inn & Conference Center

The program is designed to enhance understanding of the fast-changing dairy industry. By coming to this program, you will continue to develop the necessary leadership and business management skills to lead your dairy business into the future.

Profitable Meat Marketing! Warsaw Location

December 15, 2016
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Warsaw, NY

Profitable Meat Marketing! Warsaw Location

The workshop will focus on helping farmers learn effective marketing strategies in order to increase profit. The Meat Price Calculator will also be introduced.

Winter Crop Meeting 2017

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 19, 2016
9 am trade show. Program 10:15-3:15
Ithaca, NY


This year's program features: Who Put Those Genes in My Food? Facts and Myths about Genetically Engineered. Margaret Smith, Plant Breeding, Cornell An Agronomy Buffet. Lessons from the Drought, Low Lignin Alfalfa, Nitrogen Trials in Corn, Herbicide Resistant Marestail, and Dicamba tolerant soybeans, Donald Specker, Agronomist, Pioneeer Cornell University Corn Silage Trial Results & Decoding the Alphabet Soup of Corn Silage Traits. Joe Lawrence, Forage Specialist, PRODAIRY Cover Crops: How? When? Why? Adam Robertson, Seedway Recommendations & Pending Regulations for Winter Manure Spreading. Karl Czymmek, Nutrient Management Specialist, PRODAIRY

Soil Health Workshop

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 21, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Elba, NY


Soil Biology and it's Impact on Soil Health with Dr. Janice Thies. Making Cover Crops Pay with Steve Groff. Strategies for Terminating Cover Crops with Steve Groff. Cover Crop Calculator with Paul Salon. Farmer Panel: Local results from this unusual (terrible) drought year.

DEC Pesticide credits (4)  & CCA credits (3.5) available.

2017 NYCO Winter Meetings

January 10, 2017
10:00am - 2:00pm
Geneva, NY


The popularity of the NYCO winter meetings has grown from a gathering of six organic grain producers in the Martens Farms' farmhouse kitchen in 1994 to Jordan Hall in Geneva. Last year we had more than 300 farmers attending the 3 meetings.

To continue the tradition, the Winter NYCO meetings will be held in Jordan Hall, Geneva Experimental Station. They will be held January 10th, February 14th and March 13th. This years topics will include the use of Alternative Forages, Expanding to Poultry and Nutrient Balancing.

There is no cost or need to register to attend the meetings, which start promptly at 10:00am. Participants are asked to bring a dish to pass at the potluck lunch. The New York Crop Insurance Education Team and Cornell Cooperative Extension provide support for these meetings. There will be a brief description of how Crop Insurance can benefit organic farmers at each of the meetings. 

For more information contact Fay Benson at 607-391-2669 or at afb3@cornell.edu

Corn Congress - Batavia Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 11, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Batavia, NY

Corn Congress - Batavia Location

The Corn Congresses are right around the corner!

NOTE: Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., Program starts at: 10:00 a.m.

Organic Discussion Meetings

January 11 - January 6, 2017
11:30am - 2:00pm
Candor, NY


Fay Benson & Abbie Teeter will host 3 lunch meetings on January 11th, January 31st, and February 22nd to bring farmers together to discuss their successes and challenges this past year.

In organic production there hasn't been as much research on farming practices so farmers rely on sharing their experience with each other to improve their businesses.

During the first meeting, the participants will choose from recorded videos to watch over a lunch of soup and sandwiches with a discussion to follow. We hope this discussion will set the topics for subsequent meetings.

All meetings will be 11:30am to 2:00pmThere will be a light lunch at each meeting. Participants are asked to bring $5 to cover lunch. Please register by calling Jen Atkinson at 607.391.2662 or email jma358@cornell.edu

Quality Milk Program

January 11, 2017
10-3pm
Malone, NY


Guest Speakers:
Jessica Scillieri Smith, DVM, Senior Extension Associate, Quality Milk Production Services, Canton NY
Rick Watters, PhD, Senior Extension Associate, Quality Milk Production Services, Warsaw NY

Corn Congress - Waterloo Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 12, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Waterloo, NY

Corn Congress - Waterloo Location

The Corn Congresses are right around the corner!

NOTE: Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., Program starts at: 10:00 a.m.

Organic Discussion Meetings

January 12, 2017
11:30am - 2:00pm
LaFayette, NY


Fay Benson & Abbie Teeter will host 3 lunch meetings on January 12th, February 2nd, and February 23rd to bring farmers together to discuss their successes and challenges this past year.

In organic production there hasn't been as much research on farming practices so farmers rely on sharing their experience with each other to improve their businesses.

During the first meeting, the participants will choose from recorded videos to watch over a lunch of soup and sandwiches with a discussion to follow. We hope this discussion will set the topics for subsequent meetings.

All meetings will be 11:30am to 2:00pmThere will be a light lunch at each meeting. Participants are asked to bring $5 to cover lunch. Please register by calling Jen Atkinson at 607.391.2662 or email jma358@cornell.edu

Quality Milk Program

January 12, 2017
10-3pm
Lowville, NY


Guest Speakers:
Jessica Scillieri Smith, DVM, Senior Extension Associate, Quality Milk Production Services, Canton NY
Rick Watters, PhD, Senior Extension Associate, Quality Milk Production Services, Warsaw NY

Strategizing for the Future of the Dairy Industry

January 12, 2017
11am - 2pm
Ballston Spa, NY


Calling all dairy farmers....If you milk 20 or 2000 cows, you have to plan for the future.

Strategizing for the Future: The Future of Milk Markets and How to Develop an Economic Plan

January 12, 2017
11 am - 2 pm
Cortland, NY


Calling all Dairy Managers in the South Central NY Region!!
This includes: Cortland, Tompkins, Tioga, Chemung, Broome and Onondaga Counties!!
The SCNY Dairy & Field Crops Team now covers six counties, so we are looking to expand our Dairy Manager Discussion Group to two separate geographical groups, aimed at Second Generation/Young Managers (25-45 years old). Come to this kickoff meeting to decide which location you'll want to be a part of, topics for discussion in the coming months, and hear timely information via webinar from two well-known speakers in the dairy industry.
Speakers (via Webinar)
Dr. Andrew Novakovic, Cornell University
Jason Karzses, Cornell ProDairy Program


Dairy Girl Network CNY Peer Group Meeting

January 17, 2017
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Binghamton, NY


We will have speaker Beth Meyer with American Dairy Association and Dairy Council leading discussion around "Communicating Your Own Farm Story to Others". Since we are still in the infancy of building our group, all "dairy girls" - Women who are involved in any aspect of dairy - are welcome to come! Feel free to bring a dairy girl - friend to the meeting. If you need to bring little ones, it's perfectly ok!
Please bring a dish to pass to the meeting as we'll share a potluck-style meal. The following link will allow you to post what you'll be bringing.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1z3KxPLg5ZGF0JG3fRWWOhFhm_oaPz_TO2rKF0ADwG5U/edit?usp=sharing
Please follow our team's facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/SCNYDairyandFieldCropsTeam/ where we post the events related to local Dairy Girl Network meetings! The event can be found here. Please feel free to share the flyer!!

Winter Dairy Management 2017

January 19, 2017
Richfield Springs, NY


Don't Be Lame - Winter Dairy Management 2017

2017 Winter Crop Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 20, 2017
9:00am Registration & Trade Show, 10:15am-3pm Program
Ithaca, NY


Topics & Speakers
  • Genetically Engineered Crops: Top-Notch Designer Genes or the Gene(ie) that got out of the Bottle Margaret Smith, Plant Breeding, Cornell 
  • An Agronomy Buffet: Lessons from the Drought, Low Lignin Alfalfa, Nitrogen Trials in Corn, Herbicide Resistant Marestail, and Dicamba tolerant soybeans Donald Specker, Agronomist, Pioneeer 
  • Cornell University Corn Silage Trial Results & Decoding the Alphabet Soup of Corn SilageTraits Joe Lawrence, Forage Specialist, PRODAIRY
  • Cover Crops: How? When? Why? Adam Robertson, Seedway
  • Recommendations & Pending Regulations for Winter Manure Spreading Karl Czymmek, Nutrient Management Specialist, PRODAIRY
Date: Friday, January 20, 2017
Time: 9am Registration & Trade Show, 10:15am-3pm Program
Where: Ramada Inn, 2310 N. Triphammer Rd., Ithaca, NY  14850
Cost: $30 Includes Lunch

Register online or by calling Jen Atkinson at 607.391.2662 or email jma358@cornell.edu

2017 Winter Crop Meeting-Vendor

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 20, 2017
9:00am Registration & Trade Show, 10:15am-3pm Program
Ithaca, NY


We invite you to join us at this event to represent your business at our tradeshow. Booth rental which includes an 8 ft table space is $110 and includes lunch for 1 participant. Additional registrants from your business can be included for an additional $30. The meeting opens with time for the trade-show from 9 until 10:15 and again during the lunch break scheduled for 60 minutes. 

Topics & Speakers
  • Genetically Engineered Crops: Top-Notch Designer Genes or the Gene(ie) that got out of the Bottle Margaret Smith, Plant Breeding, Cornell 
  • An Agronomy Buffet: Lessons from the Drought, Low Lignin Alfalfa, Nitrogen Trials in Corn, Herbicide Resistant Marestail, and Dicamba tolerant soybeans Donald Specker, Agronomist, Pioneeer 
  • Cornell University Corn Silage Trial Results & Decoding the Alphabet Soup of Corn SilageTraits Joe Lawrence, Forage Specialist, PRODAIRY
  • Cover Crops: How? When? Why? Adam Robertson, Seedway
  • Recommendations & Pending Regulations for Winter Manure Spreading Karl Czymmek, Nutrient Management Specialist, PRODAIRY
Date: Friday, January 20, 2017
Time: 9am Registration & Trade Show, 10:15am-3pm Program
Where: Ramada Inn, 2310 N. Triphammer Rd., Ithaca, NY  14850
Cost: $110 Includes Lunch, $30/Additional Attendee

Register online or by calling Jen Atkinson at 607.391.2662 or email jma358@cornell.edu

Field Crop Pest Management Meeting ~ Herkimer County

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 23, 2017
1-3 pm
Little Falls, NY


Register now for Field Crop Pest Management Meetings!

Field Crop Pest Management Meeting ~ Saratoga County

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 24, 2017
1-3 pm
Ballston Spa, NY


Register now for Field Crop Pest Management Meetings!

Field Crop Pest Management Meeting ~ Fulton/Montgomery Counties

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 25, 2017
1-3 pm
Fonda, NY


Register now for Field Crop Pest Management Meetings!

Field Crop Pest Management Meeting ~ Chenango County

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 26, 2017
1-3 pm
Norwich, NY


Register now for Field Crop Pest Management Meetings!

Producer Appreciation Luncheon & Area Ag Agency Fair

January 26, 2017
11 am - 2 pm
Dryden, NY


Together, Cornell Cooperative Extension and Farm Service Agency are hosting a Farmer Appreciation Luncheon and Area Ag Agency Fair on Thursday, January 26th, 2017 from 11 am - 2 pm at the Dryden Firehall. This will be an opportunity for producers from any walk of agriculture to get together over a meal. We will be offering them a whole array of agencies, cooperators and services to meet and discuss opportunities with. In addition, Dr Melanie Hemenway, NYSCHAP coordinator will be our keynote speaker, discussing the Veterinary Feed Directive and other timely topics. We view this as coming together of the agricultural community in Cortland and Tompkins Counties, and a win for both producers and agencies that service these farms.

Field Crop Pest Management Meeting ~ Otsego County

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 27, 2017
1-3 pm
Cooperstown, NY


Register now for Field Crop Pest Management Meetings!

Field Crop Pest Management Meeting ~ Schoharie County

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 30, 2017
1-3 pm
Cobleskill, NY


Register now for Field Crop Pest Management Meetings!

The Academy for Dairy Executives - Country Inn & Suites

January 31 - February 1, 2017
Mount Morris, NY

The Academy for Dairy Executives - Country Inn & Suites

The program is designed to enhance understanding of the fast-changing dairy industry. By coming to this program, you will continue to develop the necessary leadership and business management skills to lead your dairy business into the future.

21st Annual North Country Crop Congress and Agribusiness Tradeshow

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 2, 2017
10-3pm
Canton, NY

2017 Calf Management Workshops

February 7, 2017
10-3pm
Burrville, NY


There will be class room discussion along with on-farm activities.

Managing Risk in a Dairy Downturn

February 7, 2017
12-2PM
Plattsburg, NY


A program covering a variety of topics all pertinent to dairy businesses including: income over feed costs, effect of not getting premiums, lender relationships, update on milk price, bad cost cutting, what bills to pay, keeping or selling heifers, and a labor and OSHA update. In addition, open discussion of current topics and strategies are encouraged.

SCNY Dairy Manager Discussion Group

February 8, 2017
Lunch at 12:00pm, Discussion 1-3pm
Cortland, NY


Family business communication is critical to the overall success of the farm operation. How are business decisions made when owners/managers are in direct conflict with each other? This discussion group will address how to have an effective farm business meeting and achieve significant results even when the conversations may be difficult. Participants will go away with tools they can use everyday to communicate better with their business partners, family members and employees using proven strategies in the toughest situations.

Speakers:
  • Anna Richards, PRO-DAIRY
  • Erica Leubner, NY FarmNet
Cost is $10 per person to cover cost of hot lunch, payment can be made online or at the door
RSVP is requested to get adequate head count for food
Contact Jen Atkinson 607.391.2662 or jma358@cornell.edu
Questions to Betsy Hicks 607.391.2673 or bjh246@cornell.edu 

Soybean/Small Grains Congress - Batavia Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 8, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Batavia, NY

Soybean/Small Grains Congress - Batavia Location

The Soybean/Small Grains Congresses are right around the corner!

NOTE: Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., Program starts at: 10:00 a.m.

2017 Calf Management Workshops

February 9, 2017
10-3pm
Chazy, NY


There will be class room discussion along with on-farm activities.

Soybean/Small Grains Congress - Waterloo Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 9, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Waterloo, NY

Soybean/Small Grains Congress - Waterloo Location

The Soybean/Small Grains Congresses are right around the corner!

NOTE: Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., Program starts at: 10:00 a.m.

Growing Success for Direct Market Farmers

February 10, 2017
9am-4pm
Binghamton, NY


Growing Success for Direct Market Farmers
Friday February 10th
9am-4pm
840 Upper Front St, Binghamton, NY 13905

Meeting the needs and values of your customers is fundamental to creating a healthy long-term relationship. How to actively seek buyers is just the start. Who is your customer and why do they buy? Maintaining the relationship requires attention to details from varieties, quality, pricing, communication, sequential planting, quality control, merchandising, trends, and more. Learn how to serve the direct market ?and make your farm a highly desired source of fresh produce.

Participating farmers will receive a free copy of the Direct Market Success manual. The brand new Direct Market Success is a reference guide for farms selling in direct market venues such as farmers markets, CSAs and farm stands. Closely modeled after FamilyFarmed's Wholesale Success manual and training program, Direct Market Success is intended to be the definitive farmer's guide to selling, food safety, postharvest handling, and logistics for farmers who are seeking to enter and grow in this burgeoning consumer sector, mainly composed of farmers markets, CSAs, online retail sales, and farm stands.

The cost to attend this workshop is $20/farm or family to cover the cost of materials and food. Pre-registration is requested. To register for the workshop, visit: https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/growingsuccessdirectmarketing_203.  

2017 Corn Day

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 14, 2017
10 am-3 pm
Cooperstown, NY


2017 Corn Day 

Respirator Fit Test & Training

February 14 - February 16, 2017
There are 24 openings per day, 4 per hour starting at 8:00 am each day
Canandaigua, NY


For your convenience, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County has made arrangements with the New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health (NYCAMH) to provide the required yearly respirator training for pesticide applicators along with the required respirator test fitting. The cost is $25.00 per person and will be invoiced by NYCAMH after the event for payment. If you will be purchasing a respirator, filters, or cartridges, you will need to pay for them the day of the event with cash or check made payable to NYCAMH.

Farm Transfer & Management Conference

February 15 - February 16, 2017
East Syracuse, NY

Farm Transfer & Management Conference

Farm Transfer & Management Conference: Risk Management in New York Agriculture in an Age of Uncertainty

This conference provides farm families and their advisors critical information for helping the next generation find success on the farm and identifies effective management transfer strategies to implement.




Crop Management Topics

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 16, 2017
Registration 9:45am - Meeting 10:30am-2:30pm
Binghamton, NY


Crop Management Topics
**DEC & CCA Credits in Application**
Thursday, February 16, 2017 - Registration 9:30am Meeting 10:00 am-2:30 pm

CCE Broome County
840 Upper Front St., Binghamton 13905

Topics and Speakers:
  • Recommendations for Yield & Quality of Grasses-A Review of 2016 Research -Dr. Jerry Cherney, Crop & Soils Section, School of Integrative Plant Science, Cornell University
  • Silage Innoculants: The Facts -Jim Ginther, Eco Syl Innoculants 
  • Doebler's Corn Hybrids: Local Variety Updates -Eric Cornell, Doeblers 
  • Financing Options -Ed Coates, NBT Ag Lending, Norwich
  • Sorting out the Corn Trait Alphabet Soup -Janice Degni, CCE SCDFC
  • Practices to Avoid Corn Rootworm Resistance -Elson Shields, Extension Entomologist, Cornell

Register online or by contacting Jen Atkinson at 607.391.2662 or email jma358@cornell.edu

For Questions contact Janice Degni at 607.391.2672 or jgd3@cornell.edu

Co-sponsored by Page's Seeds

Dairy Girl Network CNY Peer Group Meeting

February 16, 2017
5-8 pm
Cortland, NY


Erica Leubner with NY FarmNet will lead discussion on "Communication and Stress Management."  

Since we are still in the infancy of building our group, all "dairy girls" - women who are involved in any aspect of dairy - are welcome to come! Feel free to bring a dairy girl - friend to the meeting. If you need to bring little ones, it's perfectly ok!

The cost is $10 to cover the cost of food. Please register/RSVP for planning purposes. Register online or by contacting:

-Betsy Hicks - 607.391.2673 or email bjh246@cornell.edu
-Sarah Ficken - sjs299@cornell.edu

Please follow our team's facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/SCNYDairyandFieldCropsTeam/ where we post the events related to local Dairy Girl Network meetings!  

Manure, Nutrients, and Pest Management

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 21, 2017
Registration 9:30am Meeting 10:00am - 2:30pm
Horseheads, NY


Manure, Nutrients and Pest Management                         

Horseheads Legion
71 Old Ithaca Road
Horseheads, NY  14854

  • Tile Drainage and the Fate of Nutrients from Manure, Fertilizer and Soil
  • Principles of Manure Management: Juggling the Challenges
  • Overview of USDA Programs
  • Alfalfa Traits and Their Fit in Cropping Systems
  • Sorting out the Corn Trait Alphabet Soup
  • Practices to Avoid Corn Rootworm Resistance
  • *DEC & CCA Credits in application
Registration Cost $20/person - Register by contacting Jen Atkinson at 607.391.2662 or email jma358@cornell.edu or register online. 
For questions, contact Janice Degni at 607.391.2672 or email jgd3@cornell.edu


Tioga County Dairy Small Group Learning Workshops - Focus on Herd Records & Herd Management

February 21, 2017
12:30-3pm
Owego, NY

Tioga County Dairy Small Group Learning Workshops - Focus on Herd Records & Herd Management

Tioga County Dairy Small Group Learning Workshop - FOCUS ON HERD RECORDS AND HERD MANAGEMENT

  • Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 - 12:30-3pm, CCE Tioga
    • PRO-DAIRY's Rob Lynch, DVM will be leading discussion around how to use your DHI reports to better manage your herd. Bring your own records and DHI printouts to get specific questions answered.
  • Cost $10/per person
  • Light snacks and drinks will be served
  • Please pre-register for planning purposes
  • Register online or by contacting Jen Atkinson at 607.391.2662 or email jma358@cornell.edu
  • Questions? Call Betsy Hicks at 607.391.2673



Manure Forum

February 23, 2017
10-3pm
Burrville, NY


Effective, safe manure handling is a must.


Manure Forum - CCE Wyoming County

February 23, 2017
9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Warsaw, NY

Manure Forum - CCE Wyoming County

Sites and speakers from around the state will be connected via the internet.

Manure Forum - Jordan Hall Location

February 23, 2017
9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Geneva, NY

Manure Forum - Jordan Hall Location

Sites and speakers from around the state will be connected via the internet.

Forage Congress

February 28, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Mount Morris, NY

Forage Congress

Forage Congress is a new addition to the team's conferences. Topics were developed with input from our advisory committees.

CCA credits will be available.

Milk Quality: Make it Pay!

March 2, 2017
9:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Warsaw, NY

Milk Quality: Make it Pay!

Concurrent classes taught for decision makers & key milking staff.

CAFO Roadshow

March 3, 2017
1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Varysburg, NY


New York Farm Bureau and the Northeast Dairy Producers Association will host a CAFO Roadshow in cooperation with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Department of Agriculture and Markets and Cornell PRO-DAIRY.

This series of four seminars across the state will highlight the changes in the recently released CAFO permits and help producers understand how to prepare for compliance and decide which permit is right for their farm. All farms must be covered by the new permit by July 24, 2017. 

All CAFO-permitted farms are recommended to attend one of the informational sessions where you will have the opportunity to both learn about changes and ask questions directly to the people who developed the permit. Farms of all sizes, particularly those who may be seeking coverage under the permits in the near future, are also encouraged to attend. 

North Country Grazing Schools are Back!!

March 3 - March 9, 2017

North Country Grazing Schools are Back!!

Spring Safety Meeting

March 7 - February 7, 2017
Registration 9:30am - Program 10am-3pm
Cortland, NY


Dairy Support Services Presents:
Manure & Trucking Safety Meeting
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 9:30am Registration  10:00am-3:00pm Program
NYS Grange, 1 Grange Place, Cortland, NY

This meeting is targeted to both experienced and new farm workers who are spreading manure and operating trucks and equipment in field and on highways.

Topics and Speakers:
  • Update on New CAFO Permit - Karl Czymmek, PRO-DAIRY and Scott Cook and Matt Kazmierski, NYS DEC

  • Manure Spills and Neighbor Relations - Mark Burger, Director, Onondaga County Soil SWCD
  • Manure Gas Issues: Gypsum and Hydrogen Sulfate - Tom Eskildsen, Yates County SWCD and James Carrabba, NYCAMH
  • Trucking and Highway Safety & Regulatory Issues - Sgt. Robert Kidder, Troop C, NYS Police Commercial Vehicle Unit and David Orr, Cornell Local Roads Program
In addition to the featured speakers, Extension personnel, Soil and Water personnel and Certified Nutrient Planners will be there to answer any questions.

Registration is $10 which includes lunch.  To register contact Jen Atkinson at 607.391.2662 or email jma358@cornell.edu.  Payment via cash or check can be made the day of the event.


Winter Dairy Management: Don't Be Lame!

March 7, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Warsaw, NY

Winter Dairy Management: Don't Be Lame!

The Winter Dairy Management 2017 program will focus on keeping cows on their feet and free from lameness. The program will address preventing hoof problems, how and why to identify lameness issues as quickly as possible and humane considerations for culling, moving and transporting cattle.

Farm Transfer and Estate Planning

March 8, 2017
10am - 3pm
Malone, NY


This program will be an update and current information on farm transfer and estate planning.

Click here to register...

Let's Write Your Agricultural Business Plan

March 8 - April 4, 2017
Tuesday Evenings 5:30-7:30pm
Binghamton, NY


Let's Write Your Agricultural Business Plan

Tuesday evenings, March 8th through April 4th
5:30-7:30pm
840 Upper Front St, Binghamton, NY 13905

During this five part series hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County and led by Laura Biasillo, Agricultural Economic Development Specialist, participants will work through the various sections of a business plan for their agricultural venture. This is applicable whether you are considering a food-based business, growing fruits or vegetables, raising livestock or starting an agri-tourism based operation. Using a set of templates created by the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture as well as the NYS Small Business Development Center, sample worksheets will lend a practical perspective and illustrate how real farm families set goals, research processing alternatives, determine potential markets, and evaluated financing options. Blank worksheets will help participants to develop a detailed, lender-ready business plan or map out strategies to take advantage of new opportunities.

Pre-registration is required. Visit the registration page to complete your registration: https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/developafarmbusinessplan_203

Winter Dairy Management - Don't Be Lame!!

March 8, 2017
Registration 9:30am, Program 10am-3pm
Binghamton, NY

Winter Dairy Management - Don't Be Lame!!

Topics to include:
Identifying lameness, especially at its earliest stages
Economic impact of lameness
Facilities impact on lameness
Management factors that impact lameness

FSA Borrower Credit available

Farm Transfer and Estate Planning

March 9, 2017
10am - 3pm
Watertown, NY


This program will be an update and current information on farm transfer and estate planning.

Click here to register...

Pesticide Applicator Training

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 14, 2017
Registration 12:00pm - Class 12:30-3:30pm
Drydeny, NY


The South Central NY Dairy & Field Crops Team is offering a Pesticide Applicator Training on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at the Dryden Fire Hall, 26 North Street, Dryden, NY with registration beginning at 12:00pm and the class from 12:30-3:30pm. Exam date TBA.

This training covers the law governing pesticide use and licensing, a basic introduction to safe pesticide handling and use, as well as test preparation. The training will also provide information regarding pesticide laws and regulations, how to read the pesticide label, guidelines for proper handling of pesticides and protecting the pesticide handler as well as impacts on the environment and integrated pest management.

3 DEC re-certification credits available. 

Core and category manuals are available at an additional cost and MUST be ordered by March 10, 2017 to ensure that they arrive prior to the class date. Manuals needed: Core Manual and Category 21 (Field and Forage). Order Manuals online at https://store.cornell.edu/c-876-pmep-manuals.aspx or contact Jen Atkinson at 607.391.2662 or email jma358@cornell.edu. For questions contact Janice Degni, Area Field Crops Specialist at 607.391.2672 or email jgd3@cornell.edu

Pesticide Applictor Pre-Exam Training & Test

March 14 - March 15, 2017
7:30 am Registration, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm, Class
Newark, NY


Agriculture Specialists Mike Stanyard & Tess Grasswitz will review core concepts and commodity specific items in prepartaton for exam.

SCNY Dairy Manager Discussion Group

March 15 - February 15, 2017
Lunch at 12:00pm, Discussion 1-3pm
Cortland, NY


Trends in Dairy Today:  Wage Impacts and Land Prices
Speaker:  Dr Jennifer Ifft, Assistant Professor of Agribusiness and Farm Management, Cornell University

Dr Ifft will talk about: 
  • Trends in Wages:  minimum wage implications to salaried positions, and wage compression to wage payroll shifting up
  • Trends in Farmland Values:  determinants, impacts of CAFO regulations, recent sales data, discussion on land rental values
Cost is $10 per person to cover cost of hot lunch, payment can be made online or at the door
RSVP is requested to get adequate head count for food
Contact Jen Atkinson 607.391.2662 or jma358@cornell.edu
Questions to Betsy Hicks 607.391.2673 or bjh246@cornell.edu 

Sprayer & Pesticide Application Clinic

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 16, 2017
Registration 10:00am - Class 10:30am-2:30pm
Dryden, NY


Topics & Speakers
  • Review of Crop Season 2016 - Janice Degni, Extension Field Crops Specialist, SCNY Dairy & Field Crops Team
  • The Label - Mike Helms, Extension Support Specialist, Pesticide Management Education Program, Cornell University
  • Herbicide Modes of Action & Factors that Influence Performance - Janice Degni
  • Nozzles: Selection, Operation & Controlling Drift - Mike Helms
  • Panel Presentation with Commercial Applicators - Warren VanPelt & Kevin Frisbie
***3 DEC Re-Certification Credits Available***

Cost of the workshop is $25/per person which includes lunch.  Register online or contact Jen Atkinson at 607.391.2662 or email jma358@cornell.edu. For questions contact Janice Degni at 607.391.2672 or email jgd3@cornell.edu.

Tioga County Dairy Small Group Learning Workshops - Focus on Nutrition: Dairy Basics for Farmers

March 16, 2017
12:30-3pm
Owego, NY

Tioga County Dairy Small Group Learning Workshops - Focus on Nutrition:  Dairy Basics for Farmers

Tioga County Dairy Small Group Learning Workshop - FOCUS ON NUTRITION:  DAIRY BASICS FOR FARMERS

Thursday, March 16th, 2017 - 12:30-3pm, CCE Tioga
  • SCNY D&FC Team's Betsy Hicks will be leading discussion on basic nutrition dairy men and women need to know. Bring your own forage samples and diet summaries to under-stand more about how your specific farm's feed looks.
  • Cost $10/per person
  • Light snacks and drinks will be served
  • Please pre-register for planning purposes
  • Register online or by contacting Jen Atkinson at 607.391.2662 or email jma358@cornell.edu
  • Questions? Call Betsy Hicks at 607.391.2673

200-600 BMAT Discussion Group

March 20 - March 21, 2017
Watertown, NY

Cow Comfort Conference

March 20 - March 21, 2017
Liverpool, NY

Cow Comfort Conference

Along with help from partners and sponsors, the Cornell Cooperative Extension Northern NY Regional Ag Program has organized the 2017 Cow Comfort Conference - "Working with what you have and looking towards the future". The focus of the conference will be on the importance of maximizing cow comfort through facility design.

Cow Comfort Conference - Working with what you have and looking towards the future

March 20 - March 21, 2017
Liverpool, NY

Cow Comfort Conference - Working with what you have and looking towards the future

Cow Comfort Conference - Working with what you have and looking towards the future

March 20 - March 21, 2017
Liverpool, NY

Cow Comfort Conference - Working with what you have and looking towards the future

SCNY Dairy Manager Discussion Group

March 22 - February 22, 2017
Lunch at 12:00pm, Discussion 1-3pm
Cortland, NY


Trends in Dairy Today:  Wage Impacts and Land Prices
Speaker:  Dr Jennifer Ifft, Assistant Professor of Agribusiness and Farm Management, Cornell University

Dr Ifft will talk about: 
  • Trends in Wages:  minimum wage implications to salaried positions, and wage compression to wage payroll shifting up
  • Trends in Farmland Values:  determinants, impacts of CAFO regulations, recent sales data, discussion on land rental values
Cost is $10 per person to cover cost of hot lunch, payment can be made online or at the door
RSVP is requested to get adequate head count for food
Contact Jen Atkinson 607.391.2662 or jma358@cornell.edu
Questions to Betsy Hicks 607.391.2673 or bjh246@cornell.edu 

2017 Dairy Day

March 28, 2017
Cooperstown, NY


Date Change: 2017 Dairy Day rescheduled for March 28, 2017

Pesticide Applicator Training

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 28, 2017
Registration 12:00pm - Class 12:30-3:30pm
Drydeny, NY


The South Central NY Dairy & Field Crops Team is offering a Pesticide Applicator Training on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at the Dryden Fire Hall, 26 North Street, Dryden, NY with registration beginning at 12:00pm and the class from 12:30-3:30pm. Exam date TBA.

This training covers the law governing pesticide use and licensing, a basic introduction to safe pesticide handling and use, as well as test preparation. The training will also provide information regarding pesticide laws and regulations, how to read the pesticide label, guidelines for proper handling of pesticides and protecting the pesticide handler as well as impacts on the environment and integrated pest management.

3 DEC re-certification credits available. 

Core and category manuals are available at an additional cost and MUST be ordered by March 24, 2017 to ensure that they arrive prior to the class date. Manuals needed: Core Manual and Category 21 (Field and Forage). Order Manuals online at https://store.cornell.edu/c-876-pmep-manuals.aspx or contact Jen Atkinson at 607.391.2662 or email jma358@cornell.edu. For questions contact Janice Degni, Area Field Crops Specialist at 607.391.2672 or email jgd3@cornell.edu

VFD Regulations - What Does It Mean for Livestock Owners & Beekeepers

March 28, 2017
6:00pm - 8:00 pm
Warsaw, NY


If you want to learn more about the VFD, Veterinarian Feed Directive, and how it might affect you and home treatments of your livestock, plan to attend this information session.   

Getting Started in Agritourism Workshop, Creating a Destination Farm

March 30, 2017
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Rochester, NY

Getting Started in Agritourism Workshop, Creating a Destination Farm

Cornell Extensions of Monroe and Tompkins County proudly invites farmers, food entrepreneurs, horse-farm owners, and other Agribusiness operators to attend the Agritourism workshop. 

NYS Livestock Summit - Montour Falls Location

March 30, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Montour Falls, NY

NYS Livestock Summit - Montour Falls Location

Calling experienced livestock producers: We know you face tremendous challenges to grow your business. What are the undeveloped opportunities and how can we collectively address them?  

NYS Livestock Summit - Warsaw Location

March 30, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Warsaw, NY

NYS Livestock Summit - Warsaw Location

Calling experienced livestock producers: We know you face tremendous challenges to grow your business. What are the undeveloped opportunities and how can we collectively address them?  

Tioga County Dairy Small Group Learning Workshops - Focus on Farm Ownership

April 4, 2017
12:30-3pm
Owego, NY

Tioga County Dairy Small Group Learning Workshops - Focus on Farm Ownership

Tioga County Dairy Small Group Learning Workshop - FOCUS ON FARM OWNERSHIP:  IMPORTANT AGREEMENTS AND DOCUMENTS TO RUN YOUR FARM BUSINESS

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 12:30-3pm, CCE Tioga
  • Pro-Dairy's Anna Richards will be leading discussion around the important documents you need to have and use as a farm business owner. These include operating agreements, lease agreements, buy/sell agreements, wills, LLC's & more!
  • Cost $10/per person
  • Light snacks and drinks will be served
  • Please pre-register for planning purposes
  • Register online or by contacting Jen Atkinson at 607.391.2662 or email jma358@cornell.edu
  • Questions? Call Betsy Hicks at 607.391.2673

Q & A with FDA and others on VFD

April 5, 2017
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Canandaigua, NY


Here is your chance to ask the FDA and other major stakeholders about VFD. 

Sheep and Goat Week

April 5, 2017
7:00pm
Canton, NY

Sheep and Goat Week

Starting a dairy operation.

Cattle Artificial Insemination Training

April 7 - April 8, 2017
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Shortsville, NY

Cattle Artificial Insemination Training

NOTICE: For registration please call: Cathy Wallace at 585-343-3040 x138

The Artificial Insemination workshop for beginners is open to beef and dairy farms. Learn about cattle reproduction, anatomy, safe and proper equipment handling. Workshop time includes classroom and hands-on training both days. 

Dairy Girl Network CNY Peer Group Meeting - Grants

April 13, 2017
1-3 pm
Cortland, NY


The topic for our meeting will be "Getting Grant Money to Help you Farm!". Erin Madden of FSA in Cortland/Tompkins County and Suzette Kocher with NRCS in Cortland County will be there to discuss what programs are available through their offices. Sarah Ficken and Tina Jacobs will cover what grants they have been able to receive as producers and give their experience.
Since we are still in the infancy of building our group, all "dairy girls" - Women who are involved in any aspect of dairy - are welcome to come! Feel free to bring a dairy girl-friend to the meeting. If you need to bring little ones, it's perfectly ok! 

RSVP to:  
-Betsy Hicks - 607.391.2673 or email bjh246@cornell.edu
-Sarah Ficken - sjs299@cornell.edu

Please follow our team's facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/SCNYDairyandFieldCropsTeam/ where we post the events related to local Dairy Girl Network meetings!  

Sheep and Goat Week

April 19, 2017
10am-12pm
Glenfield, NY

Sheep and Goat Week

They are currently building a parlor and facilities. Kidding for 155 does in May.

Sheep and Goat Week

April 19, 2017
6:30pm-8:30pm
Lowville, NY

Sheep and Goat Week

Artisan Cheeses of Western New York

May 17, 2017
6:30pm - 9:00pm
East Aurora, NY


Western New York is producing some of the most interesting and most thoughtfully created artisan cheeses in the state. Cornell Cooperative Extension Dairy Processing Specialist (and Harvest NY team member) Carl Moody will give an overview of the cheese making process and share what artisan cheesemakers are doing in the region as well as samples of some of their best work.

Successful Reproductive Management Forum - Ontario Location

May 19, 2017
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Canandaigua, NY

Successful Reproductive Management Forum - Ontario Location

A few of the leading reproductive herds in the Northeast will share how they achieve outstanding reproductive reslults through a roundtable discussion. Key takeaways will include how adherence to protocols and overall consistency lead to reproductive success.

Successful Reproductive Management Forum - Wyoming Location

May 20, 2017
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Warsaw, NY

Successful Reproductive Management Forum - Wyoming Location

A few of the leading reproductive herds in the Northeast will share how they achieve outstanding reproductive reslults through a roundtable discussion. Key takeaways will include how adherence to protocols and overall consistency lead to reproductive success.

Twilight Beef Farm Tour

June 7, 2017
7pm-9pm
Carthage, NY

Day on the Farm

June 10, 2017
10am-2pm
Adams Center, NY

Day on the Farm


Guided Tours, Family Fun Center, Samples

Leaders In Innovative Dairy Production and Cow Comfort

June 20, 2017
10am - 7pm
Lacona, NY


Tim & Renee Alford and Family invite the farming community to come see the innovative technologies at North Ridge Dairy.

Malting Barley, Wheat & Rye Twilight Tour

June 22, 2017
5:30 pm
Hamlin, NY

Malting Barley, Wheat & Rye Twilight Tour

Come walk through the Cornell winter malting barley, wheat and hybrid rye variety trial and take a tour of all the varieties being tested in 2017.

See which varieties will look good on your farm next year! Meet other barley, wheat and rye producers and maltsters in WNY.

Multi-Species Pasture Walk in Broome County

June 29, 2017
6-8 pm
Glen Aubrey, NY


This multi-species pasture walk will feature farm hosts,Pete Reynolds and Carol McGee, who will share their experiences of establishing their farmstead and pasture infrastructure to building their beef and lamb markets.

Topics to be covered include: building grazing infrastructure, multi-species grazing and marketing, pasture management and pasture species, role and use of soil and forage testing and accessing cost share program with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Broome County Soil and Water Conservation Service.

Co-Sponsored with: USDA, NRCS & Broome County Soil & Water

Grazing Strategies for Farm Profitability

June 30, 2017
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Alfred, NY


Show Me the Money: Grazing Strategies for Farm Profitability.

School of Logging

July 10 - August 5, 2017

School of Logging

Paul Smith College is offering a truly unique timber harvesting experience. Prepare yourself to work successfully in mechanized timber harvesting operations! Learn to safely operate common logging equipment and conduct an authentic timber harvesting operation, tour regional logging operations and sawmills, and interact with professionals from all aspects of the forest products supply chain.

Twilight Dairy Meeting - Cow Comfort and Safe Handling

July 12, 2017
6 - 8 pm
Preble, NY


Owner Dr Mike Griep DVM will talk about cow comfort and facilities - both sands beds and mattresses. 
Jim Carrabba with NYCAMH will present on safe animal handling.
Tour of new freestall facility to follow presentations.  Builders will be on hand to answer questions about construction.  

Multi-Species Pasture Walk: lamb and beef

July 13 - June 19, 2017
6-8 pm
Tully, NY


Host Erin Hull will share her experience:
  • Establishing the farm
  • building grazing infrastructure
  • grazing lambs and grass-based beef
  • pasture management an pasture species
  • supplementing pasture with difficult weather patterns
  • Lucky 13's marketing stragegies
  • Accessing cost-share programs and technical assistance from the county soil & water conservation district

Multi-Species Pasture Walk: lamb and beef

July 13, 2017
6-8 pm
Tully, NY


Host Erin Hull will share her experience:
  • Establishing the farm
  • building grazing infrastructure
  • grazing lambs and grass-based beef
  • pasture management an pasture species
  • supplementing pasture with difficult weather patterns
  • Lucky 13's marketing strategies
  • Accessing cost-share programs and technical assistance from the county soil & water conservation district
Co-Sponsored with: Onondaga County Soil and Water Conservation District

Beef Producer Meeting

July 20, 2017
6:30 pm
Little Falls, NY


The CNY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team is hosting a meeting for local beef producers.

Robot Farm Tours

July 20, 2017
10am - 3pm, lunch on own
Lisle, NY


Tour two dairy farms with robotic milking facilities and learn about how each producer makes technology work for their farm.  *Please note that this workshop is targeted for producers who are considering transitioning to robotic milkers, not the general public.

Twilight Dairy Meeting - Heifer Facility Tour

August 2, 2017
6-8 pm
Groton, NY


The Careys have upgraded both calf and heifer facilities in recent years.  Tour the facilities of both calves on milk and weaned heifers through transition.  Speaker Rich Toebe of CCE Delaware County will present his heifer growth study, covering age at first calving and growth curves to reach mature body size efficiently.  

Pre-EFD Dairy Calf Intensively Managed Housing/Feeding System - "Drive Yourself Tour" and Program

August 7, 2017
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Pre-EFD Dairy Calf Intensively Managed Housing/Feeding System -

This is a "drive yourself tour" of two farms in Wyoming County in conjuction with PRO-DAIRY.

Integrated Pest Management in High Tunnels

August 10, 2017
1:00 pm
Gainesville, NY

Integrated Pest Management in High Tunnels

Join Cornell, NYS Integrated Pest Management, Cornell Vegetable Team, and CCE staff for a discussion on taking a pro-active approach to managing insects and diseases in the high tunnel or greenhouse setting.

Farm Truck Clinic

August 17, 2017
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Copenhagen, NY

Soil Health Workshop with Cover Crop Interseeder & Herbicide Demonstration

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 22, 2017
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Albion, NY

Soil Health Workshop with Cover Crop Interseeder & Herbicide Demonstration

Speakers: Wendy Taheri - a nationally recognized expert in Mycorrhizal Fungi and John Wallace - soon to be a Cornell professor with extensive experince in Drilled Interseeding of corn.

In the afternoon we will have a field demonstration of a test plot with 8 drilled interseedings of cover crops in field corn combined with a test of 4 different pre-emerge herbicides, in addition to Wendy Taheri demonstrating soil health features from a soil pit. 

Soybean/Small Grains Congress - Waterloo Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 22, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Waterloo, NY

Farm Safety and OSHA Workshop

August 23, 2017
9:30 registration, 10 am - 3 pm program
Marietta, NY


Presenters: 
  • Karl Czymmek, Pro-Dairy
  • Keith Gillette & Michael Cappelli, NYSDOL
  • Danielle Volles, Volles Farm
Topics:  
  • OSHA updates, new NYS Local Emphasis Program updates
  • Summary of Farm Safety Audits by NYS Dept of Labor
  • Farm walkthrough, safety mechanisms in place

Summer Dairy Research Update: Heifer Reproduction ~ Hypocalcemia

August 23, 2017
7-9 pm, Optional farm tour at 6 pm
Amsterdam, NY


"Reducing Replacement Heifers Rearing Cost through Improved Reproductive Management" and "Fresh Cow Calcium Supplementation- To Treat or Not to Treat" will be the two subjects at the Summer Dairy Research Update sponsored by PRO-DAIRY.

Summer Dairy Reproduction Update

August 24, 2017
7-9pm
Ithaca, NY


Summer Dairy Research Update
  • Heifer Reproduction
  • Hypocalcemia
Thursday, August 24th from 7-9pm
Cornell Vet Teaching Dairy, Tulip Tree Drive, Ithaca

Speakers will be:
  • Julio O. Giordano, DVM, MS, PhD - Cornell University, St. John Family Sesquicentennial, Assistant Professor-Dairy Cattle Biology & Management, Department of Animal Science
  • Magdalena Masello Souza, DVM - Cornell University, PhD Student-Dairy Cattle Biology & Management, Lab
  • Robert A. Lynch, DVM - Cornell University PRO-DAIRY Program, Herd Health & Management Specialist
Topics:

Reducing Replacement Heifers Rearing Cost through Improved Reproductive Management
Replacement cows generated by the heifer rearing enterprise are critical to the future of dairy farms. Nevertheless, raising heifers represents a major cost burden accounting for as much as 15 to 20% of the total cost of production. Thus, minimizing the duration of the non-lactating period by reducing days to pregnancy can help reduce farm operating costs. We will present new research data evaluating different reproductive management programs for dairy heifers in commercial dairy farms. The impact of these strategies on the reproductive performance and economics of heifers during their non-lactating period and their first lactation will be discussed.

Fresh Cow Calcium Supplementation- To Treat or Not to Treat
A recent large trial conducted on farms in New York State has provided insight into which cows truly benefit from oral calcium supplementation.  We will review the trial results to help you make practical decisions regarding post-calving calcium supplementation in your herds.

Registration is free, but required so we have an accurate count for refreshments.
Registration required by August 22nd-register online or contact Betsy Hicks at 607.391.2673 or email bjh246@cornell.edu.


2017 Corn Silage Pre-Harvest Meeting ~ Stillwater

August 28, 2017
1-3:30 pm
Stillwater, NY


With continued low milk prices, getting the biggest bang for your buck out of your home-grown corn silage can help you get improved performance from your herd while also lowering dependence on purchased feed. Plan to attend one of the following on-farm Corn Silage Pre-Harvest meetings to get up to speed on the latest research-backed strategies you can put to work on your dairy. 

2017 Corn Silage Pre-Harvest Meeting ~ Cooperstown

August 29, 2017
1-3:30 pm
Cooperstown, NY


With continued low milk prices, getting the biggest bang for your buck out of your home-grown corn silage can help you get improved performance from your herd while also lowering dependence on purchased feed. Plan to attend one of the following on-farm Corn Silage Pre-Harvest meetings to get up to speed on the latest research-backed strategies you can put to work on your dairy. 

2017 Corn Silage Pre-Harvest Meeting ~ Sherburne

August 30, 2017
1-3:30 pm
Sherburne, NY


With continued low milk prices, getting the biggest bang for your buck out of your home-grown corn silage can help you get improved performance from your herd while also lowering dependence on purchased feed. Plan to attend one of the following on-farm Corn Silage Pre-Harvest meetings to get up to speed on the latest research-backed strategies you can put to work on your dairy. 

2017 Corn Silage Pre-Harvest Meeting ~ Cobleskill

August 31, 2017
1-3:30 pm
Cobleskill, NY


With continued low milk prices, getting the biggest bang for your buck out of your home-grown corn silage can help you get improved performance from your herd while also lowering dependence on purchased feed. Plan to attend one of the following on-farm Corn Silage Pre-Harvest meetings to get up to speed on the latest research-backed strategies you can put to work on your dairy. 

2017 Corn Silage Pre-Harvest Meeting ~ Fort Plain

September 1, 2017
1-3:30 pm
Fort Plain, NY


With continued low milk prices, getting the biggest bang for your buck out of your home-grown corn silage can help you get improved performance from your herd while also lowering dependence on purchased feed. Plan to attend one of the following on-farm Corn Silage Pre-Harvest meetings to get up to speed on the latest research-backed strategies you can put to work on your dairy. 

Summer Dairy Research Update: Heifer Reproduction & Hypocalcemia

September 6, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Batavia, NY

Summer Dairy Research Update: Heifer Reproduction & Hypocalcemia

Line-up of speakers:
  • Julio O. Giordano, DVM, MS, PhD, Cornell University, St. John Family Sesquicentennial, Assistant Professor - Dairy Cattle Biology & Management Department of Animal Science
  • Magdalena Masello Souza, DVM, Cornell University, PhD Student - Dairy Cattle Biology & Management Lab
  • Robert A. Lynch, DVM, Cornell Univeristy PRO-DAIRY Program, Herd Health & Management Specialist



Hire and Retain the Best

September 7, 2017
4:30 pm
Scipio Center, NY


Dairy producers please join us for this great hiring event!
With your attendance, you will be given the opportunity to hire for both internships and careers. Our guest speaker will visit with you on how to make your hiring techniques more effective.

Farm Fest 2017

September 9, 2017
Geneseo, NY

Farm Fest 2017

This year's event will be taking place at Dairy Knoll Farm, LLC. with special thanks to the Meyers Family.

CANCELLED **** BQA in a Day - Early Kick Off of BQA Month ***CANCELLED

September 16, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Canandaigua, NY

CANCELLED ****  BQA in a Day - Early Kick Off of BQA Month ***CANCELLED

Beef Quality Assurance Training. By attending a producer will become Level 1 certified.

Information Session on Growing Hemp

September 18, 2017
3:30-5:30
Endicott, NY


Nanticoke Gardens, Southern Tier Hemp LLC and Cornell Cooperative Extension would like to invite all interested Farmers and Growers to come to an open house and information session at Nanticoke Gardens. This will be an opportunity for those interested farmers to learn more about how to navigate the process of license application, security at your location, acquiring plants, and connecting with a buyer. 

Attendees can meet with the owners of Nanticoke Gardens, meet with representatives of Southern Tier Hemp LLC the creators of hemp wellness products and hear some input from Cornell Cooperative Extension on the support offered farmers through this process. 

Information Session on Growing Hemp

September 26, 2017
3:30-5:30 pm
Endicott, NY


Cornell Cooperative Extension, Nanticoke Gardens, and Southern Tier Hemp LLC would like to invite all interested Farmers and Growers to come to an open house and information session at Nanticoke Gardens.

This will be an opportunity for those interested farmers to learn more about how to navigate the process of license application, security at your location, acquiring plants, and connecting with a buyer.

Attendees can meet with the owners of Nanticoke Gardens, representatives of Southern Tier Hemp LLC, the creators of hemp wellness products, and Cornell Cooperative Extension and the education support offered to farmers.

Ontario County Fun on the Farm

September 30, 2017
S 11am- 4:00pm
Stanley, NY

Ontario County Fun on the Farm

Ontario County's 14th Fun on the Farm is being hosted by the Lightfoote Family at Lightland Farm in Stanley. 

Southern Tier Stocker Initiative "Short Course"

September 30, 2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Southern Tier Stocker Initiative Short Course

September 30, 2017
10am - 3pm
Watertown, NY


Interested in learning about stocker cattle? This course is designed for farmers of all experience levels to learn about managing stocker cattle. This segment of the beef industry requires its own specific set of resources and places its own specific demands upon the manager.

BQA in an Evening

October 13, 2017
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Pavilion, NY

BQA in an Evening

Beef Quality Assurance training. By attending a producer will become Level 1 certified.

Feeder School - 2 day on-farm training, Day 1

October 25, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Canandaigua, NY

Feeder School - 2 day on-farm training, Day 1

Who Should Attend:
  • Those who are currently feeding dairy cows and want to learn more about the how and why of what they're doing.
  • Those who are interested in becoming a cow feeder and want to increase their knowledge of cow feeding.
  • Anyone interested in learning more about how to improve the feeding process on their farm.

Considering Small Scale Commercial Value-Added Dairy Production

October 26, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Penn Yan, NY


This presentation will introduce you to the ins and outs of small-scale cheese, yogurt and other value added dairy production.

We'll be covering:
  • How to get started
  • Funding: grant & loan opportunities
  • Examples of value-added businesses
  • How do I decide if this is right for me?
  • How to get started and regulation overview

Feeder School - 2 Days of On-Farm Training

October 26 - November 2, 2017
10am-3pm both days
Lansing & Whitney Point, NY


Who Should Attend:
  • Those who are currently feeding dairy cows and want to learn more about the how and why of what they're doing
  • Those who are interested in becoming a cow feeder and want to increase their knowledge of cow feeding
  • Anyone interested in learning more about how to improve the feeding process on their farm

Why Should You Vaccinate Beef Cattle?

October 26, 2017
6:30 pm
Herkimer, NY


Come find out why beef cattle need to be vaccinated.

Hire and Retain the Best

October 27, 2017
4:30 pm
Scipio Center, NY


Dairy producers please join us for this great hiring event!
With your attendance, you will be given the opportunity to hire for both internships and careers. Our guest speaker will visit with you on how to make your hiring techniques more effective.

Feeder School - 2 Days of on Farm Training

October 31 - November 7, 2017
10am - 3pm
Canton, NY


Who Should Attend:
• Those who are currently feeding dairy cows and want to learn more about
the how and why of what they're doing.
• Those who are interested in becoming a cow feeder and want to increase
their knowledge of cow feeding.
• Anyone interested in learning more about how to improve the feeding
process on their farm.

Feeder School - 2 day on-farm training, Day 2

November 1, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Piffard, NY

Feeder School - 2 day on-farm training, Day 2

Who Should Attend:
  • Those who are currently feeding dairy cows and want to learn more about the how and why of what they're doing.
  • Those who are interested in becoming a cow feeder and want to increase their knowledge of cow feeding.
  • Anyone interested in learning more about how to improve the feeding process on their farm.

Cancelled: Equine Forage Quality~Little Falls

November 2, 2017
7-9 pm
Little Falls, NY


Horse Owners and Hay Growers!
Make the most of your hay resources

Equine Forage Quality~Ballston Spa

November 7, 2017
7-9 pm
Ballston Spa, NY


Horse Owners and Hay Growers!
Make the most of your hay resources

Northeast Cover Crop Council Annual Meeting

November 8, 2017
8 am - 8 pm
Ithaca, NY


Interested in cover crops? Farmers, students, researchers, extension educators, government and industry representatives, and other cover crop enthusiasts are invited to the first annual Northeast Cover Crops Council Meeting hosted by Cornell University and the USDA NRCS Big Flats Plant Materials Center on November 8-9, 2017. Presentations on November 8 will focus on soil health, cover crop practices for no-till, pest management, cover crop mixtures, harvesting cover crops for forage, and more. Participants will also have the opportunity to present their own work in a Poster Reception featuring local and seasonal refreshments and hors d'oeuvres. November 9 will feature a field tour of the cover crop demonstration plots at the USDA-NRCS Big Flats Plant Materials Center in Big Flats, NY. This meeting will be a great opportunity to learn about advances and network with cover crop experts from the Northeast. Space is limited, so register now to secure your spot! (Once capacity is reached, a wait list will become available.)


Cancelled~Equine Forage Quality~Milford

November 9, 2017
7-9 pm
Milford, NY


This event has been cancelled.  
Horse Owners and Hay Growers!
Make the most of your hay resources

New York Learning Circles - Soil Health & Your Land

November 9, 2017
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mount Morris, NY

New York Learning Circles - Soil Health & Your Land

More than one million women now own or manage farmland across America with many of these women inheriting their land from their spouse or parents. Research shows that women landowners can benefit from learning about conservation practices from other women landowners and conservation professionals. To reach the growing number of women landowners interested in conservation, American Farmland Trust, along with Cornell University Cooperative Extension, Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Team & Ohio's Wood Soil & Water Conservation District, have joined together to offer a number of different opportunities to share information and learn more about preserving their land long into the future.

We hope that you can join us for 1 or more of our Learning Circles!  Invite a friend or family member to join you!!!

*CANCELLED* Marketing Meeting ~ Herkimer

November 28, 2017
6:00-7:30 pm
Herkimer, NY


The Marketing meetings have been postponed. An announcement will go up when they are rescheduled. 

In order to stay in business as producers, we need to learn how to produce a consistent product for our  consumers to continue to come back year after year. 

2017 Feed Dealer Seminar

November 28, 2017
6-9 pm
Ballston Spa, NY


2017 Feed Dealer Seminar

Feeder Schools~Canajoharie Start

November 28 - December 5, 2017
10 am-3 pm
Canajoharie, NY


2 Days of On-Farm Training

*CANCELLED* Marketing Meeting ~ Cobleskill

November 30, 2017
6:00-7:30 pm
Cobleskill, NY


The Marketing meetings have been postponed. An announcement will go up when they are rescheduled. 

In order to stay in business as producers, we need to learn how to produce a consistent product for our  consumers to continue to come back year after year. 

2017 Feed Dealer Seminar

November 30, 2017
12-3pm
Watertown, NY


The Feed Dealer Seminars are specifically targeted for nutritionists, veterinarians, crop and management consultants, extension educators, and dairy producers with specific interest in nutrition-oriented topics. They are designed to blend the latest concepts in feeding and other management aspects of dairies with field level application. They have been conducted annually as a road show with multiple sites in New York for many years.

2017 Feed Dealers Seminar

November 30, 2017
6-9 pm
Cortland, NY


The Feed Dealer Seminars are specifically targeted for nutritionists, veterinarians, crop and management consultants, extension educators, and dairy producers with specific interest in nutrition-oriented topics. They are designed to blend the latest concepts in feeding and other management aspects of dairies with field level application. They have been conducted annually as a road show with multiple sites in New York for many years with an additional Vermont location held during the past several years in collaboration with the Northeast Agribusiness and Feed Alliance.

Feeder Schools~Sherburne Start

November 30 - December 7, 2017
10 am-3 pm
Sherburne, NY


2 Days of On-Farm Training

Feed Dealer's Meeting

December 1, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Batavia, NY

Feed Dealer's Meeting

The Feed Dealer Seminars are specifically targeted for nutritionists, veterinarians, crop and management consultants, extension educators, and dairy producers with specific interest in nutrition-oriented topics. They are designed to blend the latest concepts in feeding and other management aspects of dairies with field level application. They have been conducted annually as a road show with multiple sites in New York for many years with an additional Vermont location held during the past several years in collaboration with the Northeast Agribusiness and Feed Alliance.

*CANCELLED*Marketing Meeting ~ Fonda

December 4, 2017
6:00-7:30 pm
Fonda, NY


The Marketing meetings have been postponed. An announcement will go up when they are rescheduled. 

In order to stay in business as producers, we need to learn how to produce a consistent product for our  consumers to continue to come back year after year. 

*CANCELLED*Marketing Meeting ~ Norwich

December 5, 2017
6:00-7:30 pm
Norwich, NY


The Marketing meetings have been postponed. An announcement will go up when they are rescheduled. 

In order to stay in business as producers, we need to learn how to produce a consistent product for our  consumers to continue to come back year after year. 

*CANCELLED*Marketing Meeting ~ Ballston Spa

December 6, 2017
6:00-7:30 pm
Ballston Spa, NY


The Marketing meetings have been postponed.  An announcement will go up when they are rescheduled. 

In order to stay in business as producers, we need to learn how to produce a consistent product for our  consumers to continue to come back year after year. 

Calf & Heifer Congress - 2017 "Rising Above the Challenges"

December 6 - December 7, 2017
East Syracuse, NY

Calf & Heifer Congress - 2017

Registration Now Open!


Click here to view a video highlighting the excellent programming you can expect at Calf & Heifer Congress!

CANCELLED **** Navigating the Ag Labor Maze **** CANCELLED

December 7, 2017
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Geneva, NY


Do you hire, or are considering hiring, migrant or foreign-born labor? Do you want to improve your skills in supervising employees who come from diffeent cultures, especially workers from Mexico and Central America?

This workshop is for you!

Academy for Dairy Executives

December 12 - February 21, 2018


The Academy for Dairy Executives Program (Academy) is an educational opportunity for progressive dairy executives. 

Academy for Dairy Executives

December 12, 2017
Hamilton, Auburn & Oneonta, NY


Cornell University Cooperative Extension and PRO-DAIRY invite you to apply for this three part educational program in Central NY.

The Academy for Dairy Executives:  Developing Leadership and Management Skills for Young Dairy Professionals
  • Gain a better understanding of the fast-changing dairy industry
  • Learn from and interact with other producers and dairy professionals
  • Improve leadership and management skills of a successful dairy business during volatile times
  • Develop skills necessary to lead your dairy business into the future

2017 Dairy Summit

December 13, 2017
10am - 3pm
Canton, NY


Speakers
Matt Draper, Executive Director of the Shipley Center for
Innovations, Clarkson University
Lindsay Ferlito, Kimberley Morrill, and Kelsey O'Shea,
North Country Regional Ag Team
Frank Welcome, Sr. Extension Associate, Quality Milk Production Services (QMPS)

Click here to register.

High Tunnel Winter Greens Production Class

December 14, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Warsaw, NY

High Tunnel Winter Greens Production Class

Come learn the basics of how high tunnels work to help grow crops throughout the year. We will focus on crops grown in the tunnels during the colder months.

2017 Dairy Summit

December 20, 2017
10am - 3pm
Malone, NY


Speakers
Matt Draper, Executive Director of the Shipley Center for
Innovations, Clarkson University
Lindsay Ferlito, Kimberley Morrill, and Kelsey O'Shea,
North Country Regional Ag Team
Frank Welcome, Sr. Extension Associate, Quality Milk Production Services (QMPS)

Click here to register.

NYCO (NY Certified Organic) Meeting

January 9, 2018
10 am - 2 pm
Geneva, NY


New York Certified Organic Sets 2018 Winter Program Series:
Crop Rotations, Quality Forage Harvest, Pastured Hogs, Farm Startup 

New York Certified Organic (NYCO) has announced its 2018 series of Winter Meetings with a January 9 session on crop rotations with a presentation on Ag-Analytics.org, February 13 focus on harvesting quality forage, and a March 13 spotlight on adding pastured hogs to a diversified dairy or crop business and general farm start-up opportunities.

The free-to-attend NYCO meetings begin at 10 AM in Jordan Hall at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station and provide organic crop growers and dairy farmers together with the opportunity to learn from presenters and network. There is no need to register for meetings. 

Participants are asked to bring a dish to pass at the potluck lunch.

2018 SCNY Dairy Manager's Discussion Group Kick-off Meeting

January 10, 2018
Noon - 3pm
Cortland, NY


The Dairy Manager Discussion Group will start out 2018 with a Kick-off Meeting at the Cortland County Office Building.  

Topics include an Outlook on Dairy as well as an Update on Labor Regulations.

Speakers:   Dr Andy Novakovic, Cornell University
Tom Maloney, Cornell University


Corn Congress - Batavia Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 10, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Batavia, NY

Corn Congress - Batavia Location

The Corn Congresses are right around the corner! We have two exceptional speakers this year.

Dr. Julian Smith, PhD, President of CZO Agronomics. LLC.

Jim Hershey, President, PA No-Till Alliance

Corn Congress - Waterloo Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 11, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Waterloo, NY

Corn Congress - Waterloo Location

The Corn Congresses are right around the corner! We have two exceptional speakers this year.

Dr. Julian Smith, PhD, President of CZO Agronomics, LLC.

Jim Hershey, President, PA No-Till Alliance

No-Till Discussion Group

January 11, 2018
4 pm - 6 pm
Lansing, NY


Please join with other no-tillers to share experiences. Jim Hershey has been practicing no-till for 25 years+ and cover cropping for 15. He owns and operates a 600 Ac livestock and grain farm located in Elizabethtown, PA & has been operating a Crop Mgt Service that covers several thousand acres. Jim recently installed a ZRX roller on this corn planter to be able to roll and plant into green cover. This has helped reduce weed pressure, less herbicide, build organic matter while conserving moisture and nutrients. Featuring: Jim Hershey, President of the Pennsylvania No-Till Alliance


We will meet in the Conference Room over the Rotary Parlor

Come as you are! Barn clothes are fine.

Please RSVP to Janice if you plan to come - click registration.

 or @ 607-391-2672 or jgd3@cornell.edu.

Field Crop Pest Management Meeting ~ Herkimer County

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 12, 2018
1-3 pm
Little Falls, NY


Register now for Field Crop Pest Management Meetings!

Field Crop Pest Management Meeting ~ Chenango County

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 16, 2018
1-3 pm
Norwich, NY


Register now for Field Crop Pest Management Meetings!

Field Crop Pest Management Meeting ~ Schoharie County

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 17, 2018
1-3 pm
Cobleskill, NY


Register now for Field Crop Pest Management Meetings!

Hemp Permit Discussion Group

January 17, 2018
1pm-3pm
Binghamton, NY


Now that you have your permit ~ What's next?
Join us for an informal discussion for sharing and next steps!

Field Crop Pest Management Meeting ~ Saratoga County

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 18, 2018
1-3 pm
Ballston Spa, NY


Register now for Field Crop Pest Management Meetings!

Field Crop Pest Management Meeting ~ Otsego County

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 19, 2018
1-3 pm
Cooperstown, NY


Register now for Field Crop Pest Management Meetings!

Field Crop Pest Management Meeting ~ Fulton/Montgomery Counties**Date Update**

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 22, 2018
1-3 pm
Fonda, NY


Register now for Field Crop Pest Management Meetings! 

Note that this event date has been updated.

Jefferson County Dairy Scene

January 23, 2018
10am - 3pm
Watertown, NY


Keynote Address: Generational and Consumer Product Trends or "Why don't people serve milk with dinner anymore?"
Matt Draper, Executive Director of the Shipley Center for Innovations, Clarkson University.

Succession & Estate Planning Kickoff Seminar

January 24, 2018
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Batavia, NY

Succession & Estate Planning Kickoff Seminar

We encourage farm owner managers and potential entrants to the business to participate inthis seminar for an introduction to important concepts in succession and estate planning.

A series of workshops to help participants clarify their goals, identify a planning team to assist in achieving retirement, succession or estate planning oags and learn skills for communicating your ideas to your heirs or successors will be offered following his seminar. 

Winter Crop Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 24, 2018
9 am - 10 am Tradeshow, 10am - 3:30 pm Program
Ithaca, NY

Winter Crop Meeting

CCA and 2 DEC credits are in application.
This meeting features an array of topics important to dairy and field crop producers. Since incidences of  Hazardous algal Blooms in nearby Finger Lakes and lakes across NYS are on the rise, Karl Czymmek, keynote speaker will discuss Harmful Algal Blooms and where the ag community goes from here.  

New York Learning Circles - Conservation Values - Your Land is Your Legacy

January 25, 2018
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mount Morris, NY

New York Learning Circles - Conservation Values - Your Land is Your Legacy

More than one million women now own or manage farmland across America with many of these women inheriting their land from their spouse or parents. Research shows that women landowners can benefit from learning about conservation practices from other women landowners and conservation professionals. To reach the growing number of women landowners interested in conservation, American Farmland Trust, along with Cornell University Cooperative Extension, Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Team & Ohio's Wood Soil & Water Conservation District, have joined together to offer a number of different opportunities to share information and learn more about preserving their land long into the future.

We hope that you can join us for 1 or more of our Learning Circles!  Invite a friend or family member to join you!!!

Lewis County Dairy Day

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 30, 2018
10am - 3pm
Lowville, NY

NYCO Winter Meetings

January 30, 2018
10am-2pm


Meeting discusses putting hogs into crop rotation & funding opportunities for beginning farmers.
Our meetings are free and there is no need to RSVP! Please bring a dish to share for our potluck lunch!

22nd Annual North Country Crop Congress and Agribusiness Tradeshow

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 1, 2018
10-3pm
Lowville, NY

2018 Cow Comfort Conference

February 6 - February 7, 2018
Liverpool, NY


Topics Include:
The importance of maximizing cow comfort and the role of animal welfare in the dairy industry
Preparing for the worst (animal abuse allegations and emergencies)
Cow comfort and economics of robotic milking herds
Cow comfort in the maternity pen
Cow cooling vs. barn ventilation

Speakers Include:
Dr. Katy Proudfoot, Ohio State University
Dr. Trevor DeVries, University of Guelph
Jason Karszes, Cornell University
Curt Gooch, Cornell University

Click here to register.

2018 Cow Comfort Conference

February 6 - February 7, 2018
Liverpool, NY


Topics Include:
The importance of maximizing cow comfort and the role of animal welfare in the dairy industry
Preparing for the worst (animal abuse allegations and emergencies)
Cow comfort and economics of robotic milking herds
Cow comfort in the maternity pen
Cow cooling vs. barn ventilation

Speakers Include:
Dr. Katy Proudfoot, Ohio State University
Dr. Trevor DeVries, University of Guelph
Jason Karszes, Cornell University
Curt Gooch, Cornell University


2018 Cow Comfort Conference, "The Latest Research in Cow Comfort"

February 6 - February 7, 2018
Liverpool, NY

2018 Cow Comfort Conference,

Along with help from partners and sponsors, the Cornell Cooperative Extension North Country Regional Ag Team and the South Central NY Dairy & Field Crops Team are hosing the 2018 Cow Comfort Conference - "The Latest in Cow Comfort". The 2nd annual installment of this conference will highlight the importance of maximizing cow comfort while showcasing the latest research and industry findings. The conference is open to anybody, and last year's attendees included a variety of producers, allied industry, extension, and students.

Soybean/Small Grains Congress - Batavia Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 7, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Batavia, NY

Soybean/Small Grains Congress - Batavia Location

The Soybean/Small Grains Congresses are right around the corner! We have two exceptional speakers this year.

Dustin Lewis, PhD, District Manager, BASF Crop Protection

Adam Gaspar, PhD,  Field Agronomist, DuPont Pioneer

Hemp Workshop at the NYS Farmshow

February 8, 2018
10am-12am

Hemp Workshop at the NYS Farmshow

Speakers:
Joy Beckerman, Principal, Hemp Ace International 
Jennifer Gilbert Jenkins, Asst. Professor of Agronomy, SUNY Morrisville
Reuben Stone, Valley Bio Ltd.
Chris Logue, Director, Division of Plant Industry, NYS Dept. of Ag and Markets
Lawrence B. Smart, Professor Plant Science, Horticulture Section, Professor, Cornell 

**Get a free entrance ticket at local Ag businesses or CCE!**

Soybean/Small Grains Congress - Waterloo Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 8, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Waterloo, NY

Soybean/Small Grains Congress - Waterloo Location

he Soybean/Small Grains Congresses are right around the corner! We have two exceptional speakers this year.

Dustin Lewis, PhD, District Manager, BASF Crop Protection

Adam Gaspar, PhD, Field Agronomist, DuPont Pioneer

NY Pork Producers - Annual Meeting

February 10, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Corfu, NY

NY Pork Producers - Annual Meeting

Producers of all ages involved in pork production are invited and encouraged to attend the NY Pork Producers annual meeting.

Planning for Succession - Managing Business Transition to a New Generation, Riga Location

February 12 - March 12, 2018
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Churchville, NY

Planning for Succession - Managing Business Transition to a New Generation, Riga Location

Members of each generation involved in agricultural business together are encouraged to attend this interactive workshop series to learn about skills, tools and tactics needed for success in a multi-generation business.

Planning for Succession - Managing Business Transition to a New Generation, Warsaw Location

February 12 - March 12, 2018
12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Warsaw, NY

Planning for Succession - Managing Business Transition to a New Generation, Warsaw Location

Members of each generation involved in agricultural business together are encouraged to attend this interactive workshop series to learn about skills, tools and tactics needed for success in a multi-generation business.

2018 Corn Day

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 13, 2018
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cooperstown, NY


CNYDLFC Annual Corn Day


NYCO Winter Meetings

February 13, 2018
10am-2pm


Meeting discusses forages with Tom Kilcer.
Our meetings are free and there is no need to RSVP! Please bring a dish to share for our potluck lunch!

SCNY Dairy Manager Discussion Group Tour to WNY

February 13, 2018
10 am- 3pm
Newark, NY

SCNY Dairy Manager Discussion Group Tour to WNY

YOU MUST CONTACT BETSY HICKS FOR REGISTRATION:
bjh246@cornell.edu
607.391.2673


Heifer Workshop - How to Make Decisions on Who to Keep, Genetics and Record Keeping

February 15, 2018
Registration: 9:30, Program: 10-3pm
Ithaca, NY

Heifer Workshop - How to Make Decisions on Who to Keep, Genetics and Record Keeping

How to Make Decisions on Who to Keep, Genetics and Record Keeping

Topics include:
Economics of heifer programs
Record keeping and tracking heifer programs with dairy comp
Decision making based on genetics

New York Learning Circles - Conservation & Farmland Leasing: Talking with Your Farmer

February 15, 2018
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mount Morris, NY

New York Learning Circles - Conservation & Farmland Leasing: Talking with Your Farmer

More than one million women now own or manage farmland across America with many of these women inheriting their land from their spouse or parents. Research shows that women landowners can benefit from learning about conservation practices from other women landowners and conservation professionals. To reach the growing number of women landowners interested in conservation, American Farmland Trust, along with Cornell University Cooperative Extension, Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Team & Ohio's Wood Soil & Water Conservation District, have joined together to offer a number of different opportunities to share information and learn more about preserving their land long into the future.

We hope that you can join us for 1 or more of our Learning Circles!  Invite a friend or family member to join you!!!

Sustainable Agricultural Lease Workshop

February 15, 2018
7:00 p.m.
Warsaw, NY

Sustainable Agricultural Lease Workshop

Join Steven A. Walker, Esq. of Scolaro, Fetter, Grizanti, and McGough, P.C., Agricultural Services Division, for a discussion of sustainable agricultural leases. Come learn how farmers and landowners can work together to develop a lease. Meeting both of their goals for profitability and sustainability.

Adding New Cuts to Your Freezer Trade

February 21, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Canandaigua, NY

Adding New Cuts to Your Freezer Trade

Retired USDA meat marketing specialist Steve Olson will be demonstrating some of the newly developed beef cuts. These cuts can add value to your direct marketing/freezer trade sales! 

Organic Weed Management Topics

February 21, 2018
11am-2pm
McLean, NY

Organic Weed Management Topics

Cost: $10, includes lunch

Speakers include:
• Matt Ryan, an Assistant Professor at Cornell's Sustainable Cropping System Lab. He will talk about crop rotation, cover crops, and other cultural weed management practices. His interests also include: using cover crops for organic no-till soybean production, perennial grains, and adapting to climate change.
• An Organic Farmer Panel including:
o Tony Potenza of Trumansburg, who has had a tremendous history of organic field crop experience evidenced by his NOFA NY Farmer ID # of 01.
o Pete Mapstone of Manlius NY, Pete and his son Jeremy grow forage and grain to feed their 300 cow organic dairy.
o Phil Stauderman of Genoa NY raises organic crops for his son Karl's dairy and to sell


Hemp Workshop at the NYS Farmshow

February 23, 2018
10am-12am

Hemp Workshop at the NYS Farmshow

Speakers:
Joy Beckerman, Principal, Hemp Ace International 
Jennifer Gilbert Jenkins, Asst. Professor of Agronomy, SUNY Morrisville
Reuben Stone, Valley Bio Ltd.
Chris Logue, Director, Division of Plant Industry, NYS Dept. of Ag and Markets
Lawrence B. Smart, Professor Plant Science, Horticulture Section, Professor, Cornell 

**Get a free entrance ticket at local Ag businesses or CCE!**

2018 Pesticide Recertification Core Credits

February 27, 2018
10-3pm (2-1 hour sessions in the morning, 2-1 hour sessions in the afternoon)
Canton, NY

Farmer Appreciation Luncheon

February 27, 2018
11-2pm
Dryden, NY

Farmer Appreciation Luncheon

In conjunction with CCE Cortland and Farm Service Agency.
For more information please contact Melanie Palmer at 315.424.9485 ext. 228 or mjp@cornell.edu.

2018 Pesticide Recertification Core Credits

February 28, 2018
10-3pm (2-1 hour sessions in the morning, 2-1 hour sessions in the afternoon)
Malone, NY

Forage Congress

February 28, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Mount Morris, NY

Forage Congress

In response to producer requests and feedback from our first Forage Congress in 2017, the NWNY Team is proud to host our second Forage Congress. This conference will bring together the topics of dynamic harvest schedule, farm forage requirements, and critical management zones for yield stability, nutrient conservation, best crop selection and economics in a one day venue. Great speakers, valuable take home messages!

CCA credits will be available.

Planning for Succession - Managing Business Transition to a New Generation, Ontario Location

March 1 - March 15, 2018
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Canandaigua, NY

Planning for Succession - Managing Business Transition to a New Generation, Ontario Location

Members of each generation involved in agricultural business together are encouraged to attend this interactive workshop series to learn about skills, tools and tactics needed for success in a multi-generation business.

Hay/Pasture School

March 2, 2018
9:30-3:00pm
Burrville, NY

Hay/Pasture School

March 3, 2018
9:30-3:00pm
Canton, NY

2018 NOFA ORGANIC DAIRY & FIELD CROP CONFERENCE

March 6, 2018

CANCELLED **** Getting Started with Grazing **** CANCELLED

March 7, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Newark, NY

CANCELLED **** Getting Started with Grazing **** CANCELLED

Are you looking to start a rotational grazing on your farm? Do you run out of pasture in the summer and need advice on how to overcome that? This workshop will help you take your grazing operation to the next level.  

Hay/Pasture School

March 9, 2018
9:30-3:00pm
Chazy, NY

Spring Safety Meeting

March 9, 2018
9:00 a.m. registration
Cortland, NY

Spring Safety Meeting

Herd Manager Training

March 12 - March 19, 2018
10am - 3pm (both March 12 and March 19)
Malone, NY

2018 Dairy Day

March 13, 2018
10:00am-3:15pm
Cooperstown, NY


2018 Dairy Day~Register now!

Herd Manager Training

March 13 - March 20, 2018
10am - 3pm (both March 13 and March 20)


March 13th will be held at Farm Credit East, Burrville, NY
March 20th will be held at CCE of Jefferson County, Watertown


Click here to register.


NYCO Winter Meetings

March 13, 2018
10am-2pm

NYCO Winter Meetings

Meeting discusses putting hogs into crop rotation & funding opportunities for beginning farmers.
Our meetings are free and there is no need to RSVP! Please bring a dish to share for our potluck lunch!

Profitable Meat Marketing

March 13, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Geneva, NY

Profitable Meat Marketing

Join Ag. Marketing Specialist Matt LeRoux at a Profitable Meat Marketing workshop to find out if you are covering all your meat marketing costs?including your TIME?and bringing in a profit. 

Herd Manager School

March 15 - March 22, 2018
9:30 registration, program 10 am - 3 pm
Tully, NY


Herd Manager School will be offered as a 2-day program, held one week a part from each other.  The School will include morning classroom sessions as well as afternoon hands-on, on-farm learning.  
Topics: Transition Cow Health and Management
Transition Cow Facilities
Demonstration of Health Management Concepts
Antibiotic Stewardship and Protocols
Cull Cow Management
How to Use Your Local Vet
Body Condition Scoring During Transition Period
Case Studies on Antibiotic Residues

*** CLASS FULL *** Herd Manager Training - 2 Day Program, Day 1

March 16, 2018
9:30am - 3:00 pm
Phelps, NY

*** CLASS FULL *** Herd Manager Training - 2 Day Program, Day 1

The Herd Manager Training is a 2 day program held one week apart from each other. The program will be held on farm with a combination of presentations, demonstrations, farm walk through and discussion.

Who should attend: Those who work directly with cows or train people that do.

This program is eligible for FSA Borrower Credits.

Meat & Greet Farmer & Chef Fair

March 17, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Geneva, NY

Meat & Greet Farmer & Chef Fair

The Meat & Greet Farmer and Chef Fair is your chance to connect with customers. Open to all kinds of Finger Lakes livestock farms with all kinds of species and cuts. Bring your marketing material and be eager to talk about their products. Regional chefs will provide local meat cooking demonstrations with meat from farms in attendance - and free tasting samples!  The cost is $25 per farm. 
This event is free and open to the public. Free parking will be available in HWS Medbery Lot adjacent to Pulteney Street.

Farm Tour at Smith's Tre G Farm

March 20, 2018
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Manlius, NY



The Smith Family transitioned their dairy to organic production over the past three years and are now shipping to Organic Valley Coop. In addition to the transition to organic they added two Lely Robotic milkers to do the milking on their 130 cow farm. The Smiths have relied on a well-managed diversified farm to remain sustainable. In addition to their dairy they operate a long running strawberry business in the summer.
We will begin with a farm tour including the paddocks designed by Kirk Smith to make grazing and robots compatible. At lunch the Smith Family will relate their experience of transitioning during challenging times.

Contact Abbie for more details at ajt248@cornell.edu.

SCNY Dairy Manager Discussion Group Tours

March 20, 2018
1pm-5pm
Auburn, Skaneateles, NY


YOU MUST CONTACT BETSY HICKS FOR REGISTRATION:
bjh246@cornell.edu
607.391.2673


*** CLASS FULL *** Herd Manager Training - 2 Day Program, Day 2

March 23, 2018
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Oakfield, NY

*** CLASS FULL *** Herd Manager Training - 2 Day Program, Day 2

The Herd Manager Training is a 2 day program held one week apart from each other. The program will be held on farm with a combination of presentations, demonstrations, farm walk through and discussion.

Who should attend: Those who work directly with cows or train people that do.

This program is eligible for FSA Borrower Credits.

Soil Health & Pest Management Workshop

March 27, 2018
9:30am - 3:30pm
Horseheads, NY


DEC Pesticide Applicator Credits & CCA Credits will be available.
Pre-registration is REQUIRED by March 19th for lunch headcount. 
Contact Tom at Schuyler County Soil and Water at 607.535.0878, or email tomeskildsen1@gmail.com.
Event is FREE of charge, lunch included. 

Schedule:

9:30 Registration and coffee
9:50 Welcome - Tom Eskildsen, Schuyler County SWCD
10:00 Weed Control Topics - Janice Degni, Field Crop Specialist, Cornell
Cooperative Extension South Central NY Field Crop Specialist
11:00 Bradford, PA Cover Crop Interseeding Program - Nathan Dewing,
Bradford County Pennsylvania SWCD
11:30 Growing Healthy Soils: The relationship between plant biomass,
residue, organic matter, and soil biology - Paul Salon, USDA NRCS
Regional Soil Health Specialist
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Pasture Management Do's & Don'ts - John Wickham, Grazing
Specialist, Schuyler County SWCD
1:30 Agricultural Water Management in Today's Climate - Tom
Eskildsen, Senior District Technician, Schuyler County SWCD
2:15 Pesticide Record Keeping & Worker Protection Standards - Chris
Wainwright, NYS DEC Pesticide Control Specialist
3:15 Questions & Wrap Up

Are You Robbing Your Pastures to Feed Your Livestock?

March 29, 2018
Lunch at 12 pm with a meeting to follow until 2:30 pm
Dryden, NY

Are You Robbing Your Pastures to Feed Your Livestock?

Managing the Soils and Pastures of your operation are the two key components of a profitable livestock grazing operation. Altfrid Krusenbaum, a Wisconsin grazing consultant, will discuss his experience with managing pastures on his farm to generate profit. Cleason Horst of "Friendly Blends" soil amendments in Canandaigua, New York will talk about the depletion of soil fertility in pastures and how farmers can identify this by understanding soil lab reports.

Cost: $5.00 to cover lunch

For more information, contact Fay Benson at afb3@cornell.edu.
To RSVP, email Abbie at ajt248@cornell.edu, or Steph at sav66@cornell.edu

Chemung County Shop Meeting

April 4, 2018
1-2:30pm
Elmira, NY

Chemung County Shop Meeting

Topic:
Comparing 2017 forages to the past years.

-Presentation
-Discussion
-Light refreshments

*Bring your forage sample or results to discuss* 

We will be looking to identify alfalfa fields for measurements in May.

To register:
Call Steph at 607.391.2662 or email sav66@cornell.edu.

Changes coming to the MPP Dairy Program

April 9, 2018
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


A risk management tool for dairy producers.

Webinar: Inside the 2018 Margin Protection Program

April 9, 2018
1-2pm


This webinar will be hosted in Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence, Franklin and Clinton County CCE Offices.

*CANCELLED* Producing a Consistent Product

April 14, 2018
9 am - noon
Morrisville, NY


*This event has been cancelled*



American Foulbrood Disease

April 17, 2018
6-8pm
Lowville, NY


Cost $5.00
For more information contact Mellissa Spence, 315-376-5270.

Improved Forage Quality ~ Increased Profitability $$ (Ballston Spa)

May 1, 2018
1-3 pm
Ballston Spa, NY


For Livestock Producers

Improved Forage Quality ~ Increased Profitability $$ (Cobleskill)

May 3, 2018
1-3 pm
Cobleskill, NY


For Livestock Producers

CANCELLED** Beef Quality Assurance Training**CANCELLED

May 5, 2018
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Gainesville, NY

CANCELLED** Beef Quality Assurance Training**CANCELLED

The goal of this national program is to maximize consumer confidence and acceptance of beef by focusing the producer's attention to daily production practices that influence the safety, wholesomeness, and quality of beef and beef products. 

Improved Forage Quality ~ Increased Profitability $$ (Norwich)

May 9, 2018
1-3 pm
Norwich, NY


For Livestock Producers

Dairy Girl Network Peer Group

May 11, 2018
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Cost: $10
For more information or to RSVP, contact:
Melanie Palmer 
315.424.9485 or email at mjp232@cornell.edu
or
Sarah Ficken 
315.684.3001 or email at sjs299@cornell.edu 

Pasture & Farm Walk

May 17, 2018
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Stafford, NY

Pasture & Farm Walk

Join us as we walk the pastures and discuss Garry's goals and suggest improvements. We will relocate to his home farm in LeRoy for further discussion and refreshments.

Taking a Holistic Approach to Managing Your Land

May 24, 2018
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Piffard, NY


Have you ever wondered what your woods can do for you? During this session, we will be joined by a forester, who will share information about woodlot management and timber contracts. Attendees will also gain an understanding of soil types and soil health as well as the effect compaction can have on their land. In a final discussion, we will talk about drainage and about how the installation of tile drains can greatly impact the productively of your land. This day will take place 'on the farm' so that attendees can 'discuss' but also 'see' what we will be talking about throughout the day so dress appropriately!

Beef Quality Assurance Training

June 2, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lyons, NY

Beef Quality Assurance Training

The goal of this national program is to maximize consumer confidence and acceptance of beef by focusing the producer's attention to daily production practices that influence the safety, wholesomeness, and quality of beef and beef products.

Lowering the Cost of Milk Production: Dairy and Beef Pasture Walk

June 12, 2018
11:30 am- 2:00 pm
Syracuse, NY


Join us for a light lunch and tour of the pastures. There will be a review of previous Cornell Dairy Farm Business Summaries to compare the cost of production on grazing dairies and confinement dairies as well as a brief explanation of Pasture, Rangeland, and Forage Crop Insurance Policies. Charlie Griskauskas and his sons are looking forward to having other graziers offer tips on how to better manage their pastures. 

RSVPs are appreciated, but not required. To register, call 607.391.2662 and leave a message or email Abbie Teeter at ajt248@cornell.edu. 

For more information, contact Fay Benson at 607.745.3807 or email afb3@cornell.edu. 

Table Talk

June 12 - June 13, 2018
Two Day Training
Syracuse, NY


"Table Talk is an intensive 2 day program that focuses on understanding consumer perspectives and how to have effective conversations about farm and food. Regional Dairy Specialist, Kimberley Morrill, is working with Michele Payn to bring this program to NY."
Join us at Table Talk, June 12-13

Cattle Handling Systems Importance for BQA

June 14, 2018
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Gainesville, NY

Cattle Handling Systems Importance for BQA

Providing facilities that allow safe, humane, and efficient movement and/or restraint of cattle is part of the Code of Cattle Care for Beef Quality Assurance. Facilities provide for disease prevention practices to protect herd health, including access to veterinary medical care. This workshop will cover some key concepts for animal health and handling and provide an opportunity to hear and share personal experiences.

Malting Barley, Wheat & Rye Twilight Tour

June 21, 2018
5:30 p.m
Geneva, NY

Malting Barley, Wheat & Rye Twilight Tour

Come walk through the Cornell winter malting barley, wheat and hybrid rye variety trial and take a tour of all the varieties being tested in 2018.

See which varieties will look good on your farm next year!

Cornell University Willsboro Farm Open House

July 10, 2018
1:30pm - 4:00pm Tour leaves Main Office at 2:00pm
Willsboro, NY


Admission is Free and open to the public.

Beef Stocker Pasture Walk

July 11, 2018
5:30 pm
Schoharie, NY


Beef Stocker Pasture Walk

Direct Marketing Butter to Improve Profits from Pasture

July 11, 2018
11am - 2pm
Hamilton, NY


Pasture Walk and Soil Health Demonstration

Respirator Fit Testing Clinics

July 16 - July 17, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Dundee, NY


The New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health (NYCAMH) is pleased to provide respirator fit testing clinics in the following counties: Chemung, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne & Yates.

During the clinics NYCAMH will provide medical evaluations; respirator fit tests; and WPS compliant training's on how to properly inspect, put on, take off, fit, seal check, use, clean, maintain, and store respirators.


Sheep Producers - A Grazing Opportunity for the Future!

July 19, 2018
6:30 - 8:00pm
Canton, NY


Alexia Hain - Solar sheep grazer will talk about her experiences grazing solar installations. Learn how farmers can work together to take advantage of grass growing under solar panels.

2018 CCE Adirondack Summer Excursion

July 21, 2018
9:30 am - 6:30 pm
Utica, NY

2018 CCE Adirondack Summer Excursion

The New York State Association of Agricultural County Agents (NYSACAA) is dedicated to providing members of Cornell Cooperative Extension community with continuing education, a voice on campus and ways to keep connected with each other. Regional, statewide and national meetings bring members together for professional improvement and social interaction. 

The board of directors has once again endorsed a summer social event to bring extension folks from across the state together this summer on the Adirondack Scenic Railroad
(http://www.adirondackrr.com/adkrr/). You do not have to be a NYSACAA member to join us! This excursion is open to all county, regional and campus employees and their families. It is unfortunate that there are county fairs in progress on that day, however this was the best choice for railroad operation purposes. 

New York Corn & Soybean Growers Association Summer Crop Tour

July 26, 2018
8:00 a.m. 3:30 p.m.
Mount Morris, NY


Featured keynote speaker Dr. Fred E. Below a Professor of Crop Physiology in the Department of Crop Sciences at the University of Illinois. The program will focus on cover crops, soil health, and of course yields! 

**CANCELLED**Beef Quality Assurance Training

July 30, 2018
6:00 pm
Oneonta, NY


Beef Quality Assurance "BQA" Training

When: Monday, July 30th, at 6:00pm
Where: Maidens Farm - 477 County Road 11, Oneonta NY 13820
Cost: $15 (beverages, pizza, dessert provided)
Registration: Deadline July 27, 2018

Beef Producer Meeting

July 31, 2018
6:30 pm
Hubbardsville, NY


The CNY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team is hosting a meeting for local beef producers.

Reduced Tillage in Organic Systems Field Day

July 31, 2018
9:00am - 3:00pm
Willsboro, NY


Featuring in-field demonstrations of equipment and discussions with speakers and growers. Rotate betweeen 3 demonstrations/discussion stations in the morning, 3 more in the afternoon. Free to the public, Lunch included!

Cattle Ranch Handling and Fencing Tour

August 1, 2018
6:30pm
Evans Mills, NY


Topics to be discussed: - Facilities for receiving, sorting, processing, and loading of feeder calves. - Fencing and Penning systems -Draft horses

Summer Social

August 2, 2018
1-5:30 pm
Ithaca, NY


NY FarmNet and Cornell Cooperative Extension's South Central NY Dairy & Field Crops Team have partnered to bring local farmers and farm families together this August at a Summer Social. The event is free and family-friendly, and provides an opportunity for local farmers to socialize as well as get updates from Cornell University Dairy Professors and the SCNY Dairy Team, and learn more about how NY FarmNet can provide assistance to farmers. 

Cornell Hemp Research Team Field Day

August 14, 2018
9:30 am registration until noon. Tours are 10:30 am
Geneva, NY


Join Cornell researchers and other industrial hemp experts to learn the latest about this emerging crop at an August 14 field day at the Cornell AgriTech Fruit and Vegetable Research Farm, 1097 County Road 4, in Geneva, New York. 

The Cornell Industrial Hemp Research Team Field Day is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required.  


Dairy Girl Network Stress Workshop

August 15, 2018
11-2pm
Homer, NY

Dairy Girl Network Stress Workshop

Erica Leubner from NY FarmNet will lead a discussion about strategies for building resiliency and managing stress. Free event, lunch on your own.

For more information, or to RSVP, please contact Melanie at 315.424.9485 or Sarah at 315.684.3001.

*Please RSVP by August 10* 

Pastured Pork Workshop

August 15, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Naples, NY

Pastured Pork Workshop

Come and hear how heritage pigs are raised on pasture. 

2018 Corn Silage Pre-Harvest Meeting ~ Cobleskill

August 22, 2018
1-3:00 pm
Cobleskill, NY


With continued low milk prices, getting the biggest bang for your buck out of your home-grown corn silage can help you get improved performance from your herd while also lowering dependence on purchased feed. Plan to attend one of the following on-farm Corn Silage Pre-Harvest meetings to get up to speed on the latest research-backed strategies you can put to work on your dairy. 

2018 Corn Silage Pre-Harvest Meeting ~ Richfield Springs

August 23, 2018
1-3:00 pm
Richfield Springs, NY


With continued low milk prices, getting the biggest bang for your buck out of your home-grown corn silage can help you get improved performance from your herd while also lowering dependence on purchased feed. Plan to attend one of the following on-farm Corn Silage Pre-Harvest meetings to get up to speed on the latest research-backed strategies you can put to work on your dairy. 

Corn Silage Pre-Harvest Workshops

August 23 - August 24, 2018
Morning and Afternoon sessions

Corn Silage Pre-Harvest Workshops

Corn silage harvest is drawing near. The way corn silage is harvested and stored is a single event that affects your operation for the entire next year. Are you prepared to set your operation up for success? Plan to attend one of the following on-farm Corn Silage Pre-Harvest workshops to hear the latest research-backed strategies you can implement on your dairy this corn silage season.

2018 New York Corn & Soybean Yield Contest ***deadline extended to 9/1/18***

August 25 - September 1, 2018


***Deadline Extended to September 1, 2018***.  See attached flyer for Contest Rules and Entry Form.

2018 Corn Silage Pre-Harvest Meeting ~ Sprakers

August 27, 2018
1-3:00 pm
Sprakers, NY


With continued low milk prices, getting the biggest bang for your buck out of your home-grown corn silage can help you get improved performance from your herd while also lowering dependence on purchased feed. Plan to attend one of the following on-farm Corn Silage Pre-Harvest meetings to get up to speed on the latest research-backed strategies you can put to work on your dairy. 

2018 Corn Silage Pre-Harvest Meeting ~ New Berlin

August 28, 2018
1-3:00 pm
New Berlin, NY


With continued low milk prices, getting the biggest bang for your buck out of your home-grown corn silage can help you get improved performance from your herd while also lowering dependence on purchased feed. Plan to attend one of the following on-farm Corn Silage Pre-Harvest meetings to get up to speed on the latest research-backed strategies you can put to work on your dairy. 

No-Till & Never-Till Soil Health Workshop

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 28, 2018
12:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Stafford, NY


The Western New York Soil Health Alliance will be holding a Soil Health Workshop focusing on No-Till practices and benefits. They will be digging underground to look at a section of field that has NEVER had any tillage and compare it to the adjacent area with a history of tillage practices. In addition, there will be information on the problem of slugs and voles in the higher residue farming practices.

2018 Corn Silage Pre-Harvest Meeting ~ Schuylerville

August 29, 2018
1-3:00 pm
Schuylerville, NY


With continued low milk prices, getting the biggest bang for your buck out of your home-grown corn silage can help you get improved performance from your herd while also lowering dependence on purchased feed. Plan to attend one of the following on-farm Corn Silage Pre-Harvest meetings to get up to speed on the latest research-backed strategies you can put to work on your dairy. 

2018 Corn Silage Pre-Harvest Meeting ~ Morrisville

August 30, 2018
1-3:00 pm
Morrisville, NY


With continued low milk prices, getting the biggest bang for your buck out of your home-grown corn silage can help you get improved performance from your herd while also lowering dependence on purchased feed. Plan to attend one of the following on-farm Corn Silage Pre-Harvest meetings to get up to speed on the latest research-backed strategies you can put to work on your dairy. 

Calving and Neonatal Calf Care Training

September 5 - November 30, -0001
10-3pm


October 22 and November 5, Farm Credit East, Burrville
October 23 and November 6, Miner Institute, Chazy

Dairy Listening Sessions with Mike Baker

September 12, 2018
1-3pm
Homer, NY


Dr Mike Baker with Cornell University has been meeting with dairy producers across the state to see where the NY Beef Producer's Association can help dairy producers - whether it be in marketing bull calves and cull cows, to policy issues facing dairy producers.

Mortality Disposal: Looking for Solutions Roundtable Event

September 28, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Warsaw, NY


Please join Cornell Waste Management Institute (CWMI), Cornell Cooperative Extension, NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets (NYSDAM) and NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) for a round-table to discuss composting and burial rules and guidance, as well as problems and solutions that will encourage new and existing facilities to compost mortalities, explore incineration, digestion and any other disposal ideas that protect human, livestock and environmental health.

September 28, 2018 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Wyoming County Ag and Business Center, 36 Center Street, Suite B, Warsaw, NY 14569. The meeting will be held in Learning Center Room #1.

Salmonella Dublin Meetings - two dates - Perry Vet Oct 3 and Attica Vet Oct 11

October 3, 2018
5:30 p.m. Please RSVP to 585-969-9115 by 9/28 (light refreshments)
Perry, NY

Salmonella Dublin Meetings - two dates - Perry Vet Oct 3 and Attica Vet Oct 11

Salmonella Dublin has been a growing concern in the dairy, veal, and beef industries in our area. You are invited to attend the following producer meetings concerning this emerging topic.

Salmonella Dublin Meeting

October 10, 2018
11:30 am-2:00 pm
Richfield Springs, NY


Salmonella can cause serious disease on cattle farms, killing calves, causing cows to abort, contaminating raw milk, and harming humans along the way.  Come learn what the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine's Animal Health Diagnostic Center (AHDC) is doing to manage and control this disease 

Salmonella Dublin meeting Oct 11, 2018 (registration deadline 10/1)

October 11, 2018
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. please register at 585-591-2660 or email: atticavettech@yahoo.com by 10/1
Warsaw, NY


Salmonella Dublin has been a growing concern in the dairy, veal, and beef industries in our area. You are invited to attend the following producer meetings concerning this emerging topic.

Calving and Neonatal Calf Training~Little Falls

October 24 - November 7, 2018
9:30am-3:00pm
Little Falls, NY


Who Should Attend?

The Calving and Neonatal Calf Care Training is an educational program for farmers, employees and agri-service people who work directly with dairy cows and calves. It will cover the physiology of calving, best practices for calving interventions, and calf care immediately after delivery and in the crucial days afterward. 

Calving/Neonatal Calf Care Workshop

October 25 - November 8, 2018
9:30 registration, 10-3 program

Calving/Neonatal Calf Care Workshop

2 day program, classroom and on-farm activities, participants do not need to sign up for both days.

$40 for one day
$75 for both days

Day 1:
Calving program - calving assistance, assessment of calving situation, delivery and immediate calf care

Day 2:
Initial calf care considerations, medication and supplementation, key points in sanitation, communication and employee training, physical examination on the calf

Calving and Neonatal Calf Care Training **CLASS FULL**

October 26 - November 9, 2018
Two-day program, held two weeks apart: Oct 26th and Nov 9th, each meet at 9:30 a.m - 3:00 p.m.

Calving and Neonatal Calf Care Training  **CLASS FULL**

Cornell Cooperative Extension and Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY are holding a two-day Calving and Neonatal Calf Care Training at several locations in October and November.  

Blueprint for Change ~ Navigating Dairy Decision Making ~ Morrisville

October 30, 2018
12:30pm-3pm
Morrisville, NY


No cost, courtesy of Chobani

Meeting will be held in 5 locations around Central NY

Blueprint for Change ~ Navigating Dairy Decision Making ~ Oneonta

October 31, 2018
12:30pm-3pm
Oneonta, NY


No cost, courtesy of Chobani

Meeting will be held in 5 locations around Central NY

Blueprint for Change ~ Navigating Dairy Decision Making ~ Norwich

November 1, 2018
12:30pm-3pm
Oneonta, NY


No cost, courtesy of Chobani

Meeting will be held in 5 locations around Central NY

The Empire State Barley & Malt Summit!

November 1, 2018
Registration at 12-1 pm on December 12
Liverpool, NY


We are thrilled to announce that we're going to host our 2nd Empire State Barley and Malt Summit this December 2018! The Summit will bring together leaders in the New York State malting barley supply chain to provide:

  • Research-based technical updates
  • Best practices for success
  • Supply-chain networking opportunities

The event will kick off Wednesday, December 12th, with updates from government, economic educators, and hops, malting, and brewing sectors. The day will be capped with a tasting, featuring several breweries and distilleries pouring samples of craft beer and spirits which highlight the use of New York State grown hops, barley, and grains as well as a NYS-inspired buffet dinner. Day two will be a series of educational sessions featuring researchers, extension specialists and industry experts, as well as ample networking opportunities.

Blueprint for Change: Planning for the Future of Your Dairy

November 2, 2018
12:30pm - 3:00pm
Binghamton, NY


BLUEPRINT FOR CHANGE - Navigating Dairy Decision Making

Topics Focused on small and midsized farms.

  • Tools to Manage Change on Your Dairy
  • Dairy Acceleration Program - Funding Assistance to Take Stock and Move Forward Through:
    • Analyzing operating efficiencies to improve your bottom line
    • Planning for growth to accommodate a junior partner in the business
    • Position your business for a successful transfer
    • Planning the layout of future structures on the farmstead
    • Compare your financial performance to other dairies to identify strengths and opportunities for your business
    • Planning and budgeting for environmental improvements

Farm Business Evaluation & Branching into New Business Opportunities

November 9 - November 16, 2018
Two-Part Course, November 9th & 16th, 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Penn Yan, NY


This two-part course will cover how to evaluate the profitability of your operation, effective bookkeeping for farms, and how to evaluate risk and profit potential of new or expanded enterprises to your farm.

*CANCELLED* Determining Rental Rates on the Farm~Cooperstown Location

November 19, 2018
6-8 pm
Cooperstown, NY


**This workshop has been cancelled**

Please consider attending one of the other six that are being offered.

Determining Rental Rates on the Farm~Fonda Location

November 20, 2018
6-8 pm
Fonda, NY


This program is designed to assist producers in determining fair rental rates on their farms from collected data in surrounding farms/ counties.  

Determining Rental Rates on the Farm~Ballston Spa Location

November 26, 2018
6-8 pm
Ballston Spa, NY


This program is designed to assist producers in determining fair rental rates on their farms from collected data in surrounding farms/ counties.  

Basic Legal Agreements for Farm Business Management

November 27, 2018
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Owego, NY

Basic Legal Agreements for Farm Business Management

Farmers interested in learning how legal agreements can strengthen their businesses are invited to attend this free workshop on Basic Legal Agreements for Farm Business Management. We are excited to host speaker Anna Richards from the Cornell University PRO-DAIRY program. Attendees will learn about different legal agreements that are commonly used in farm business management, with an emphasis on Operating Agreements for LLCs.

Determining Rental Rates on the Farm~Morrisville Location

November 27, 2018
6-8 pm
Morrisville, NY


This program is designed to assist producers in determining fair rental rates on their farms from collected data in surrounding farms/ counties.  

How to Obtain a Pesticide Applicator License

November 27, 2018
10am-1pm
Plattsburgh, NY

Determining Rental Rates on the Farm~Herkimer Location

November 28, 2018
6-8 pm
Herkimer, NY


This program is designed to assist producers in determining fair rental rates on their farms from collected data in surrounding farms/ counties.  

Determining Rental Rates on the Farm~Cobleskill Location

November 29, 2018
6-8 pm
Cobleskill, NY


This program is designed to assist producers in determining fair rental rates on their farms from collected data in surrounding farms/ counties.  

Swine 101

December 1, 2018
9:30am - 12:30pm


Speaker presentation followed by a panel discussion with experienced local pig producers.


Determining Rental Rates on the Farm~Norwich Location

December 5, 2018
6-8 pm
Norwich, NY


This program is designed to assist producers in determining fair rental rates on their farms from collected data in surrounding farms/ counties.  

Beef Producers Workshop

December 7, 2018
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Canton, NY

Central New York Beef Producers Fall Feeder Calf Sale

December 7, 2018
2-2:30 pm
Cooperstown, NY


The next CNY Beef Producer Sale (tele-auction) will be Friday, December 7, 2018. December 15 will be the cattle pick-up date. 

2018 Feed Dealers Seminar

December 10, 2018
6-9pm
Cortland, NY


The Feed Dealer Seminars are specifically targeted for nutritionists, veterinarians, crop and management consultants, extension educators, and dairy producers with specific interest in nutrition-oriented topics. They are designed to blend the latest concepts in feeding and other management aspects of dairies with field level application. They have been conducted annually as a road show with multiple sites in New York for many years with an additional Vermont location held during the past several years in collaboration with the Northeast Agribusiness and Feed Alliance.

SPEAKERS
• Tom Overton, Ph.D., Professor of Dairy Management and Director, PRO-DAIRY program, Cornell University
• Dr. Kristan Reed, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Dairy Cattle Nutrition and Northeast Agribusiness and Feed Alliance Partners Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow 

Topics:
- Maximizing milk fat on the dairy
- RuMUNations on nitrogen efficiency (aka, Strategies for assessing and improving nitrogen efficiency through the entire lactation)

Dairy Girl Network - Farm Finance Basics

December 10, 2018
11 am - 2 pm
Cortlandville, NY


Mary Kate Wheeler from the South Central New York Regional Team will review key principles of farm business management.

Cost is $5.00

For more information or to RSVP, contact Melanie Palmer (315) 424-9485 or mjp232@cornell.edu or Sarah Ficken (315) 684-3001 or sjs299@cornell.edu

Please RSVP by December 4

2018 Feed Dealer Seminar

December 11, 2018
1-4 pm
Ballston Spa, NY


2018 Feed Dealer Seminar

Empire State Barley and Malt Summit

December 12 - December 13, 2018
Noon-8 pm day one, 7:30 am - 4 pm day two
Liverpool, NY


The Summit will bring together leaders in the New York State malting barley supply chain to provide:
  • Research-based technical updates
  • Best practices for success
  • Supply-chain networking opportunities

The Empire State Barley & Malt Summit!

December 12 - December 13, 2018
Registration at 12-1 pm on December 12
Liverpool, NY


We are thrilled to announce that we're going to host our 2nd Empire State Barley and Malt Summit this December 2018! The Summit will bring together leaders in the New York State malting barley supply chain to provide:

  • Research-based technical updates
  • Best practices for success
  • Supply-chain networking opportunities

The event will kick off Wednesday, December 12th, with updates from government, economic educators, and hops, malting, and brewing sectors. The day will be capped with a tasting, featuring several breweries and distilleries pouring samples of craft beer and spirits which highlight the use of New York State grown hops, barley, and grains as well as a NYS-inspired buffet dinner. Day two will be a series of educational sessions featuring researchers, extension specialists and industry experts, as well as ample networking opportunities.

2018 Feed Dealer Seminar with guest speakers Dr. Tom Overton and Dr. Kristan Reed, Ph.D.

December 14, 2018
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. with lunch provided
Batavia, NY


The Feed Dealer Seminars are specifically targeted for nutritionists, veterinarians, crop and management consultants, extension educators, and dairy producers with specific interest in nutrition-oriented topics. They are designed to blend the latest concepts in feeding and other management aspects of dairies with field level application. They have been conducted annually as a road show with multiple sites in New York for many years with an additional Vermont location held during the past several years in collaboration with the Northeast Agribusiness and Feed Alliance.


Succession Planning Kickoff Seminar for Farm Businesses

December 14, 2018
9:00am-3:00pm
East Syracuse, NY


The Cornell University PRO-DAIRY program, the South Central NY Dairy & Field Crop Team, Central New York Dairy & Livestock Team, NY FarmNet, and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga and Herkimer Counties are excited to be hosting the 2nd annual Farm Business Succession Kickoff Seminar on December 14th, 2018, in Syracuse, NY.

Succession Planning Kickoff Seminar for Farm Businesses

December 14, 2018
8 am registration and trade show, meeting 9 am - 3 pm
East Syracuse, NY


The Cornell University PRO-DAIRY program, the South Central NY Dairy & Field Crop Team, Central New York Dairy & Livestock Team, NY FarmNet, and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga and Herkimer Counties are excited to be hosting the 2nd annual Farm Business Succession Kickoff Seminar on December 14th, 2018, in Syracuse, NY.

NYCO Winter Meetings

January 8, 2019
10am - 2 pm
Geneva, NY


Presentation by Tomasz B. Falkowski, Ph.D of the Cornell University Horticulture Department

Farmer Panel: Mike and Karen Hooper of Memphis, N.Y., and Ben and Kate Wittemore of Candor, N.Y. Will share their experiences with bedded back barn.

Fay Benson, Cornell Small Dairy Specialist will review bedded pack design concerns and resources he has collected over the years.

No cost, no need to register! Please bring a dish to pass at the potluck lunch. 

For more information, contact Fay Benson, (607) 391-2699, afb3@cornell.edu

Raising Beef Dairy Crosses

January 8 - January 9, 2019
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Canandaigua and Warsaw, NY


The NWNY Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Team is planning two evening meetings to learn more about the opportunities and challenges with raising dairy crossbred calves. 

Corn Congress - Batavia Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 9, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Batavia, NY

Corn Congress - Batavia Location

Please join the NWNY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crop Program's team for our annual Corn Congress.  DEC re-certification points and Certified Crop Adviser credits available, so bring your picture ID.  Lunch is included.  Hear from program-related professionals and visit with our sponsoring vendors.  Register Now!

QuickBooks for Farmers and Growers

January 9 - January 30, 2019
10am - 12pm on January 9, 16, 23 & 30
Cortland, NY

QuickBooks for Farmers and Growers

QuickBooks is the most used bookkeeping software for small businesses. With QuickBooks you can save time recording transactions and know where you stand financially every day. Learn how to set up QuickBooks for your farm business from the beginning. In this 4-part series you will learn:
  • Basic accounting concepts and reports
  • How to set up a Chart of Accounts to fit your farm operation
  • Invoicing and Cash Receipts
  • Recording and Paying Purchases and Expenses
  • Reconciling Accounts
  • Production and Analysis of Financial Statements
All in a small group setting with other farm operations, allowing plenty of time for interaction and questions. Laptops with QuickBooks 2018 will be provided of you do not have one.


Corn Congress - Waterloo Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 10, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Waterloo, NY

Corn Congress - Waterloo Location

Please join the NWNY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crop Program's team for our annual Corn Congress. DEC re-certification points and Certified Crop Adviser credits available, so bring your picture ID. Lunch is included. Hear from program-related professionals and visit with our sponsoring vendors. Register Now!

2019 Becker Forum - Farm Labor: Planning for the Future

January 14, 2019
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Liverpool, NY


Registration fee is $95 for the first person and $85 for additional registrants from the same organization until January 5, 2019. After January 5, registration is $120/person.

For a complete agenda and to register: http://nysvga.org/expo/information/
or email: nysvegetablegrowers@gmail.com

Becker Forum

January 14, 2019
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Liverpool, NY

Becker Forum

Farm Labor: Farm Employment Practices, Planning for the Future

Federal labor policy, sexual harassment law compliance, employee housing management, financing and managing farm worker housing, updates from the NY Departments of Labor and Health, and more.

Dairy Day 2019

January 15 - January 16, 2019
10-3pm
Burrville, NY


January 15th - Elks Club, Lowville, NY
January 16th - Ramada Inn, Watertown, NY

Dairy Alternatives Meeting ~ Morrisville

January 16, 2019
11am - 2:30pm
Morrisville, NY


Thinking of raising dairy replacements or beef cattle?

Dairy Alternatives Meeting ~ Fonda

January 17, 2019
Fonda, NY


Thinking of raising dairy replacements or beef cattle?

Dairy Managers Discussion Group: Session I

January 17, 2019
Noon lunch, followed by discussion 1-3 pm
Cortland, NY

Dairy Managers Discussion Group: Session I

Genomic Testing and Strategies to Improve Herd Genetics, Dr. Michele Barrett-Zoetis

Cost: $10 for lunch

RSVP to Shannon Myers: (607) 391-2662 or srm242@cornell.edu

Questions to Betsy Hicks: (607) 391-2673 or bjh246@cornell.edu





MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID

January 17, 2019
8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. $25 includes lunch and a manual
WARSAW, NY


Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.  This 8-hour training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to appropriate care.  Register online here:  https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/MentalHealthFirstAidTraining_10508 or email lma96@cornell.edu.

Field Crop Pest Management Meeting ~ Otsego County

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 18, 2019
1-3 pm
Cooperstown, NY


Register now for Field Crop Pest Management Meetings!

NYBPA Winter Management Meeting- "Dairy cross bred calf - opportunity for the dairy & beef industry"

January 18, 2019
9:45 a.m. Welcome - 5:00 p.m. Adjournment
East Syracuse, NY


On January 18, 2018 in Syracuse, the New York Beef Producer's Association is presenting a day-long session on the cross bred dairy calf. Speakers will include farmers and extension professionals with experience in this field. The keynote speaker will be from Wulf Genetics working with Genex to supply beef bulls of various breeds to use on Jersey and Holstein cows. To date they have raised and finished over 50,000 cross bred calves. Plan to spend the day and learn about how this enterprise may fit in your dairy operation to provide another source of cash flow. For more information, please contact Brenda Bippert, NYBPA Executive Secretary, nybeefproducers@aol.com, (716) 902-4305, or http://www.nybpa.org/abwc.htm

Field Crop Pest Management Meeting ~ Herkimer County

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 21, 2019
1-3 pm
Little Falls, NY


Register now for Field Crop Pest Management Meetings!

Field Crop Pest Management Meeting ~ Saratoga County

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 22, 2019
1-3 pm
Ballston Spa, NY


Register now for Field Crop Pest Management Meetings!

Field Crop Pest Management Meeting ~ Chenango County

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 23, 2019
1-3 pm
Norwich, NY


Register now for Field Crop Pest Management Meetings!

Field Crop Pest Management Meeting ~ Madison County

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 24, 2019
1-3 pm
Morrisville, NY


Register now for Field Crop Pest Management Meetings!

Field Crop Pest Management Meeting ~ Schoharie County

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 25, 2019
1-3 pm
Cobleskill, NY


Register now for Field Crop Pest Management Meetings!

Growing A Profitable Woodlot

January 26, 2019
10am - 2pm
Georgetown, NY


Growing a Profitable Woodlot, Saturday January 26, 2019, 10am-2pm

Cost is $10 per person and includes a pancake and sausage lunch at Many Maples!

Are you looking to derive value from your woodlot? Are you looking to diversify your farm operation? 
Do you want to use your woodlot to its full potential?

Please be sure to dress for the weather and wear sturdy footwear as we will be going on a
woods walk during the class.

TO REGISTER:

https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/growingaprofitablewoodlot_225
OR Sarah (315)684-3001 Ext. 108 | sjs299@cornell.edu

**CANCELLED**Understanding EPDs for Beef Cattle

January 28, 2019
4-6 pm
Ballston Spa, NY


Expected Progeny Difference(EPDs) are a great tool in your tool box when it comes to selecting genetics for your herd.

Ag Workforce Development Council's Labor Roadshow II

January 28 - January 31, 2019
9:00am-4:00pm


If you have employees, then you need to be at the NY Labor Road Show II.

Field Crop Pest Management Meeting ~ Fulton/Montgomery Counties

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 28, 2019
1-3 pm
Fonda, NY


Register now for Field Crop Pest Management Meetings!

2019 Winter Crop Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 29, 2019
9:15 Registration and Trade show, 9:55 -3:30 pm Program
Ithaca, NY


Topics & Speakers:
• Know Your Yields! Importance of Accurate Yield Record for (Nitrogen) Management of Corn -
Dr. Quirrine Ketterings, Cornell Nutrient Management SPEAR Program, and Karl Czymmek, PRO-DAIRY
• Evaluating Progress in Alfalfa and Grass Quality Management - Dr. Jerry Cherney Crops and Soil Section in the School of Integrative Plant Science, Cornell University
• Crop Insurance Update: Dairy Revenue Protection - Fay Benson, Extension Educator
• 2018 Silage Variety Trial Results - Janice Degni, Extension Field Crops Specialist
• No-Till Famer Panel
• Corn Insert Management Updates: CRW, WBC & Nematodes - Dr. Elson Shields, Dept. of Entomology, Cornell University

Academy of Dairy Executives

January 30 - January 31, 2019


Session 2: January 30-31, Best Western, Canton
Session 3: March 27-28, Harbor Hotel, Clayton

Ag Labor Road Show

January 30, 2019
9:00am - 4:00pm
Syracuse, NY

Ag Labor Road Show

Experts from farms, private industry and Cornell University will focus on critical topics that affect all farm employers including: employee housing, onboarding, sexual harassment prevention, employee engagement, safety, wage and hour laws, and worker care.

Hosted by the Ag Workforce Development Council.

23rd Annual North Country Crop Congress & Agribusiness Trade Show

January 31, 2019
10-3pm
Watertown, NY


Early Registration til January 27, 2019 only $25.00.

Labor Road Show II - Canandaigua ***CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER/TRAVEL ADVISORY** *

January 31, 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Canandaigua, NY

Labor Road Show II - Canandaigua ***CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER/TRAVEL ADVISORY** *

If you have employees, then you need to be at the New York Labor Road Show II. Experts from farms, private industry and the university will focus on critical topics that affect all farm employers including: employee housing, onboarding, sexual harassment prevention, employee engagement , safety, wage and hour laws, and worker care.

Soybean & Small Grains Congress - Batavia Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 6, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Batavia, NY

Soybean & Small Grains Congress - Batavia Location

Please join Cornell Cooperative Extension's NWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program team for the 2019 Soybean & Small Grains Congresses to be held Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at the Quality Inn & Suites, 8250 Park Road, Batavia and Thursday, February 7, 2019 at the Quality Inn, 2468 Route 414, Waterloo NY.

Dairy Day - Syracuse Fairgrounds - CANCELLED

February 7, 2019
9:30 Registration, Program 10am-3pm
Syracuse, NY

Dairy Day - Syracuse Fairgrounds - CANCELLED

Speakers and Topics:
John Winchell, Alltech - Mycotoxins as the Cow Sees Them
Dr Andy Novakovic, Cornell University - Mega Trends in Consumer Markets for Dairy Foods
Belinda S Thompson, DVM, Cornell University - The Opportunity to Avoid or Control Salmonella Dublin in your Dairy
Dr Kristan Reed, Cornell University - Nitrogen Utilization Across Lactation
Dr Amy Vasquez, Cornell University - On-farm Culture Opportunities

Soybean/Small Grains Congress - Waterloo Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 7, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Waterloo, NY

Soybean/Small Grains Congress - Waterloo Location

Please join Cornell Cooperative Extension's NWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program team for the 2019 Soybean & Small Grains Congresses to be held Wednesday, February 6th at the Quality Inn & Suites, 8250 Park Road, Batavia and Thursday, February 7th, at the Quality Inn, 2468 State Route 414, Waterloo NY.

Vaccinating Ruminants**RESCHEDULING**

February 7, 2019
6-8 pm
Cobleskill, NY


**This meeting will be rescheduled later in the spring**

Dairy Day - Owego Treadway Inn - Uncovering Opportunities for Your Dairy

February 8, 2019
9:30 Registration, Program 10am-3pm
Owego, NY

Dairy Day - Owego Treadway Inn - Uncovering Opportunities for Your Dairy

Speakers and Topics:
John Winchell, Alltech - Mycotoxins as the Cow Sees Them
Dr Andy Novakovic, Cornell University - Mega Trends in Consumer Markets for Dairy Foods
Belinda S Thompson, DVM, Cornell University - The Opportunity to Avoid or Control Salmonella Dublin in your Dairy
Dr Kristan Reed, Cornell University - Nitrogen Utilization Across Lactation
Dr Paula Ospina, Cornell University - Bulk Tanks and Milk Quality


Succession Planning for Farm Businesses Workshop Series

February 11 - March 11, 2019
10:00am-2:30pm
Morrisville, NY


Members of each generation involved in agricultural business together are encouraged to attend this interactive workshop series to learn about skills, tools and tactics needed for success in a multi-generation business

2019 Corn Day

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 12, 2019
10 am-3 pm
Cooperstown, NY


CNYDLFC Annual Corn Day

Feeding Your Beef Cows Through the Winter

February 12, 2019
7 pm - 8:30 pm
Warsaw, NY

Feeding Your Beef Cows Through the Winter


Learn how to meet the nutritional needs of your beef cows with available or purchased feed. Mike Baker, Cornell University's Beef Cattle Specialist will review the nutritional needs of the beef cow, how the environmental conditions impact feeding, and how the stages of pregnancy affects her needs. Nancy Glazier, Small Farms and Livestock Specialist with the NWNY Team, will discuss sampling procedures for nutrient analysis to know what you are feeding. 

NYCO Winter Meetings

February 12, 2019
10am - 2 pm
Geneva, NY


No cost, no need to register! Please bring a dish to pass at the potluck lunch. 

For more information, contact Fay Benson, (607) 391-2699, afb3@cornell.edu

Dairy Day St. Lawrence County

February 14, 2019
10-3pm


February 13th - Mo's Place, Malone CANCELLED
February 14th - Best Western, Canton


Dairy Managers Discussion Group: Session II

February 14, 2019
Noon lunch, followed by discussion 1-3 pm
Dryden, NY

Dairy Managers Discussion Group: Session II

Beef Crossbred Calves at the Sale Barn, Ken Krutz - Empire Livestock, Claire Mulligan & Hannah Worden, ABS

RSVP to Shannon Myers: srm242@cornell.edu, (607) 391-2662
Questions to Betsy Hicks: bjh246@cornell.edu  (607) 391-2673

FAMACHA Training for Sheep and Goat Producers**UPDATED INFORMATION**

February 16, 2019
9:00am-2:00pm
Norwich, NY


Internal parasites are one of the largest health issues that affect sheep and goats across the country. A lot of producers are unaware how important it is to understand parasites in their flocks. 

2019 Precision Ag Workshop: Turning that Data into Dollars! Pre-Register by Feb 13th!

February 20, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., $59 includes lunch and materials, Prior registration and payment required.
Batavia, NY

2019 Precision Ag Workshop:  Turning that Data into Dollars!  Pre-Register by Feb 13th!

Keynote Speaker - Bob Stewart, Stewart Farms

This year's 3rd annual workshop will address prevalent, precision-agriculture management topics. Speakers will discuss the importance of understanding and applying the data generated from the fields and the role you can play to better master it. If you've been gathering field and yield data and using it to make management decisions, this workshop will help you build a strategy for using the tools you already have to drive profitability for your operation. 

Should the Beef Industry be Concerned About Johne's?

February 25, 2019
6:30-8pm
Herkimer, NY


Johne's disease is a chronic, incurable bacterial infection that primarily affects the lower small intestine of ruminants.

Tompkins County Agricultural Summit

February 26, 2019
Registration 9:30am Meeting 10:00am-3:00pm
Dryden, NY


Strategies for Farming in the Northeast with Changing Weather Patterns

Changing weather patterns and weather extremes are creating new challenges in an already challenging industry - come hear about new research and approaches to keeping ahead of the weather!

To Register: Contact Debbie Teeter, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County, dlt22@cornell.edu  or (607) 272-2292

Cost $10.00 per person, includes lunch

Cancelled: Succession Planning for Farm Businesses - Workshop Series

February 27 - March 27, 2019
10:00am - 2:30pm
Dryden, NY

Cancelled: Succession Planning for Farm Businesses - Workshop Series

Members of different generations working in the same farm business are encouraged to attend this interactive workshop series to learn about skills, tools and tactics needed for success in a multi-generational business.

Workshop Information

Session 1 - Business Across Generations
Wednesday, February 27

Session 2 - Family Business Communication
Wednesday, March 13

Session 3 - Developing the Transfer Plan
Wednesday, March 27

Registration fee is $60 per person, which includes all three sessions, materials and lunch.

Forage Congress

February 27, 2019
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Mt. Morris, NY

Forage Congress

  • Climate Smart Farming Decision Tools
  • Forage Quality to Reduce Purchase Concentrate Cost.  N Management, Guidelines for Grass, Low Lignin Alfalfa, Harvest Schedule
  • Fiber Digestibility & Corn Silage Hybrid Evaluation Using Fiber & Starch Yields
  • Silage Fermentation
  • Inventory & Shrink
  • Producer Panel

Forage Quality Conference ~ Hamilton

February 27, 2019
10:30 am-3:00 pm
Hamilton, NY


How do you consistently achieve top quality forage?

Forage Quality Conference ~ Johnstown

February 28, 2019
10:30 am-3:00 pm
Johnstown, NY


How do you consistently achieve top quality forage?

MANURE APPLICATOR TRAINING - DEC Approved Training for CAFO Farms, register by 2/22/2019!

February 28, 2019
9 a.m. - 11 a.m. - Wyo Co Ag Bus Center, Warsaw and 1 p.m. - 3 p. m. Civil Def Bldg., Bath NY


This informational meeting is for all farm owners, family members, and employees who manage their farm's manure. All farms, regardless of size are encouraged to attend. This is a DEC approved Manure Applicator Training that is required for CAFO farms. A certificate will be provided to each farm that participates in the meeting. 

Raising Healthy Livestock: The Basics of Feeding, Health, and Quality Care

March 2, 2019
10 am - 1 pm
Lockport, NY

Raising Healthy Livestock: The Basics of Feeding, Health, and Quality Care

Raising livestock can be a rewarding enterprise. There are many things to consider, including what to feed, how to keep them healthy and how to handle them. Cornell Cooperative Extension NWNY Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Team is holding a workshop for livestock farmers to help address these topics. 

Determining Rental Rates on the Farm~Cooperstown Location

March 4, 2019
6-8 pm
Cooperstown, NY


This program is designed to assist producers in determining fair rental rates on their farms from collected data in surrounding farms/ counties. 

Hay & Pasture School

March 4 - March 1, 2019


Program has been CANCELLED.


Crop Management Topics

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 5, 2019
Registration 9:30am Meeting 10:00am-2:30pm
Binghamton, NY


Current and Interesting Crop Topics
DEC & CCA Credits in Application
Cost $15
See Flyer for Details

Dairy Manager Training

March 5 - March 12, 2019
9:30am - 3:00pm
Canton, NY

Dairy Manager Training

March 5 - February 12, 2019
9:30am - 3:00pm
Canton, NY

Dairy Managers Training

March 6 - March 13, 2019
9:30 Registration, 10am-3pm Training

Dairy Managers Training

Two-Day Training Session, March 6 and March 13

March 6: Owego/Newark Valley, NY  Flemingville United Methodist Church, 540 W Creek Rd, Owego and visiting Todd and Josie Spencer's Dairy Farm, 3657 West Creek Rd, Newark Valley, NY

Communication with People, Erica Leubner, NYFarmNet
Communication with Animals and Cattle Handling, Curt Pate, 1 hour in classroom, 2 hours in freestall

March 13: McMahon's E-Z Acres, 5950 West Scott Rd, Homer, NY

Facility Management for Profitability
Heifer Management & Facilities, Steve Chuta, Zoetis
Partial Budgets
Farm Walkthrough of Heifer Facilities

Stockmanship Training for Beef Producers

March 6, 2019
6:00-9:00 pm
Bath, NY

Stockmanship Training for Beef Producers

New York is proud to welcome Curt Pate, a nationally and internationally recognized clinician, known for his abilities conducting stockmanship demonstrations.

Dairy Managers Training

March 7 - March 14, 2019
9:30 am Registration, 10 am- 3 pm Training

Dairy Managers Training

Two-day training with sessions on March 7th and March 14th

March 7th:
Meet at CCE Wyoming County
36 Center St Suite B, Warsaw, NY 14569
Visiting Emerling Farm after lunch
2904 NY-246, Perry, NY 14530

Communication with People, Erica Leubner, NYFarmNet
Communication with Animals and Cattle Handling, Curt Pate, 1 hour in classroom, 2 hours in freestall

March 14th:
Meet at CCE Ontario County
480 North Main Street Canandaigua, NY 14424
Visiting Bonna Terra Farm after lunch
8800 NY-5, Bloomfield, NY 14469 

Facility Management for Profitability
Heifer Management & Facilities, Steve Chuta, Zoetis
Partial Budgets
Farm Walk through of Heifer Facilities

Soil Health Workshop sponsored by Ontario & Yates Co SWCD & Canandaigua Lake Watershed Association

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 7, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 2 p.m. 1.5 (DEC pesticide Applicator credits & 4.5 CCA CEUs)
Canandaigua, NY


To register, please return this form to: Canandaigua Lake Watershed Association, PO Box 323, Canandaigua, NY 14424, with check made payable to CLWA. You may also pre-register by calling 585-394-5030 or info@canandaigualakeassoc.org by February 21st, 2019. To pay with credit card, please go to the following link: http://www.canandaigualakeassoc.org/get-involved/soil-health-workshop/
$20 per participant with pre-registration (includes lunch).
$25 per participant for walk-ins (payable by cash only).

Manure Handling & Trucking Safety Workshop

March 8, 2019
9am - 3pm
Cortland, NY


To register, call or e-mail Shannon Myers at (607) 391-2662 or srm242@cornell.edu

Cost: $10 for lunch

WEBINAR: 10 THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE INSURING YOUR CORN AND SOYBEANS

March 8, 2019
12:30pm - 1:00pm


"It's too complicated" is an often heard comment from farmers looking to utilize Crop Insurance on their farms here in New York. This webinar will go over some of the first things a farmer would need to consider before reaching out to a crop insurance sales person. Understanding these concepts will improve the chance of purchasing a policy which will truly reduce the risk of growing crops.

Fay Benson, who works with the South Central NY Dairy Team, will share some of his experience while farming as well as knowledge gained during working with crop insurance education in New York for the past 10 years.


One tap mobile +16468769923,787940563# US (New York) 

By Phone +1 646 876 9923 US (New York)

Meeting ID: 787 940 563


Webinar with Pro-Dairy and Cornell's Crop Insurance Education Team

2019 Farmer and Chef Fair: Cut, Prep, Pair

March 9, 2019
3 pm - 6:30 pm
Geneva, NY

2019 Farmer and Chef Fair: Cut, Prep, Pair

Finger Lakes livestock farmers are invited to participate in this year's "Meat & Great: Cut, Prep, Pair" event to showcase their farm's story and products.

2019 Dairy Day

March 12, 2019
10:00am-3:15pm
Cooperstown, NY


Economics and Strategies for Getting Cows Pregnant

Livestock Techniques Hands-on Workshop ~ Herkimer location

March 12, 2019
6-8 pm
Herkimer, NY


Three locations to choose from.

NYCO Winter Meetings

March 12, 2019
10am - 2 pm
Geneva, NY


No cost, no need to register! Please bring a dish to pass at the potluck lunch. 

For more information, contact Fay Benson, (607) 391-2669, afb3@cornell.edu

Pre-Exam Training & Test to become a Certified Pesticide Applicator - Pre-Register by 3/4/19!!

March 12 - March 14, 2019
Class -12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Lunch Provided), Exam on 3/15/19 from 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. by DEC
Newark, NY

Pre-Exam Training & Test to become a Certified Pesticide Applicator - Pre-Register by 3/4/19!!

Ag Specialists Mike Stanyard and Tess Grasswitz will review core concepts and commodity-specific items in preparation for the exam.  All participants must have experience working on their own farm or through employment on another farm.  Participants must register directly with the DEC to take the EXAM and have any questions on exam eligibility answered by DEC representatives.  This training is only for those with experience and does not quality for the 30-hour pre-test training.

Wyoming County Farmland Protection Informational Seminars

March 12 - March 30, 2019
Two Dates/Times: Thursday, Mar 21st, 7-9 p.m. & Saturday, March 30th, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Warsaw, NY


Wyoming County Agriculture and Farmland Protection Board (WCAFPB) will accept pre-applications from farmland owners for the next round of New York State purchase of development rights (PDR) grants through May 3, 2019 at 3:00 pm. All owners of farms interested in applying must attend an informational seminar. Landowners can attend on either Thursday, March 21, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm or Saturday, March 30, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.At the seminars, Genesee Valley Conservancy (GVC) Farmland Protection Specialist David Bojanowski will discuss PDR, Conservation Easements, New York State PDR Grant Program, an example PDR Project and landowner considerations when considering farmland protection. Cornell Cooperative Extension's (CCE) Joan Sinclair Petzen will share information about the Wyoming County Context for Farmland Protection and Wyoming County's Farmland Protection Pre-Application Process.  

Hemp Research Update and Information Session

March 13, 2019
1 pm - 3 pm
Binghamton, NY


Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Time: 1:00 pm -3:00 pm Where: Cornell Cooperative Extension Ag Development Center Conference Room (next to the Taste of NY Store) 840 Upper Front Street, Binghamton, NY 13905 This meeting offers the opportunity to learn about findings from 2 years of Cornell research projects, farmer's perspectives and how to navigate the process of permit application.

***FREE*** BEEF QUALITY ASSURANCE TRAINING! MARCH 15th, CANANDAIGUA NY, Pre-register by 3/11/19.

March 15, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Canandaigua, NY

***FREE*** BEEF QUALITY ASSURANCE TRAINING!  MARCH 15th, CANANDAIGUA NY, Pre-register by 3/11/19.

The New York Beef Council and Cornell Cooperative Extension are pleased to partner with Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange to offer a Beef Quality Assurance training for beef and dairy producers in the Finger Lakes region of NY. The training will be held on Friday, March 15th from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Join us at Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange located at 3865 Rts 5 & 20 Geneva Turnpike Canandaigua N.Y 14424 for a presentation by Nancy Glazier, Small Farms & Livestock Specialist, and chute side training led by Dave Wilson, retired DVM.

This training is being offered for 
FREE, thanks to sponsorship from
Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, and will include meal and training resources. Pre-registration is required by March 11th. For further assistance or information please contact Allison, Finger Lakes Livestock at 585-394-1515 or email flle83@yahoo.com. 

Livestock Techniques Hands-on Workshop ~ Morrisville location

March 19, 2019
6-8 pm
Morrisville, NY


Three locations to choose from.

Milk Quality & Components

March 19 - March 21, 2019
11-2pm


March 19th, Malone
March 20th, Lowville
March 21st, Plattsburg

Crop Protection

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 20, 2019
Registration 9:30am Meeting 10:00am-3:00pm
Horseheads, NY


Current and Interesting Crop Protection Topics. 
DEC and CCA Credits in Application.
See Flyer for Details.

Determining Rental Rates on the Farm~Morrisville Location

March 20, 2019
6-8 pm
Morrisville, NY


This program is designed to assist producers in determining fair rental rates on their farms from collected data in surrounding farms/ counties. 

Dairy Managers Discussion Group: Session III

March 21, 2019
Noon lunch, followed by discussion 1-3 pm
Cortland, NY

Dairy Managers Discussion Group: Session III

Dairy Beef: All Questions Answered, Dr. Mike Baker - Cornell University; Calf Math, Megan Bradley - Genex

Cost: $10 for lunch

RSVP to Shannon Myers: srm242@cornell.edu, (607) 391-2662
Questions to Betsy Hicks: bjh246@cornell.edu  (607) 391-2673

Labor Road Show II- New Date & Location for WNY!

March 21, 2019
8:30 am- 4:00 pm
Warsaw, NY

Labor Road Show II- New Date & Location for WNY!

New Date & Location for Western New York!

If you have employees, then you need to be at the New York Labor Road Show II. Experts from farms, private industry and the university will focus on critical topics that affect all farm employers including: employee housing, onboarding, sexual harassment prevention, employee engagement ,
safety, wage and hour laws, and worker care.

Field Crop Pest Management Meeting ~ Madison County

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 26, 2019
1-3 pm
Morrisville, NY


Come and discuss pest management and growing season issues that affected your crops in 2018 and look ahead to changes you might make for 2019.

Livestock Techniques Hands-on Workshop ~ Norwich location

March 26, 2019
6-8 pm
Norwich, NY


Three locations to choose from.

Microenterprise Training Classes

March 26 - April 16, 2019
7pm-9pm
Fonda, NY


The Montgomery County Business Development Center (MCBDC) and Montgomery County Soil and Water Department are administering a Montgomery County Agriculture Microenterprise Program (MCAMP) that will provide grants to eligible agricultural entrepreneurs and business owners that want to establish or expand an existing business located within Montgomery County. Agricultural microenterprises can receive grants of up to $25,000 to assist with startup or expansion costs. 

QuickBooks for Farmers and Growers

March 27 - April 17, 2019
10am - 12pm on March 27, April 3 & 10; 1pm - 3pm on April 17
Cortland, NY


Learn how to set up and use QuickBooks in your farm or agricultural business. This 4-part series will cover:
  • Basic accounting concepts
  • Setting up a customized Chart of Accounts
  • Recording sales revenues
  • Recording and paying for expenses
  • Reconciling accounts
  • Creating and analyzing financial statements
  • Record keeping for risk management
All in a small group setting with other farmers, allowing plenty of time for interaction and questions. Laptops with QuickBooks 2018 will be provided if you do not have one.

Manure Applicator Training

March 28 - March 29, 2019


March 28th, Living Goods Restaurant, Peru, 9-11am
March 28th, Papa's Dairy, North Bangor, 1-3pm
March 29th, Madrid Community Center, 9-11am
March 29th, Lewis-Jefferson Community Center, 1:30-3:30pm

Pesticide Applicator Training

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 28, 2019
Registration: Noon, Workshop: 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Dryden, NY


March 28, 2019

Registration: Noon
Workshop: 12:30-3:30 pm
Light snacks provided/you are welcome to bring a bag lunch
Exam - TBA

Cost $25/Instruction class

3 Core DEC Re-Certification Credits Available

See Flyer for Details



Internal Parasites in Sheep & Goats IPM/FAMACHA Workshop, Pre-Register by 3/28

March 30, 2019
9:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Naples, NY

Internal Parasites in Sheep & Goats IPM/FAMACHA Workshop, Pre-Register by 3/28

Internal parasites are one of the biggest health problems affecting goats and sheep in the Northeast. Dewormer resistance is becoming commonplace. As a result, producers need to know how best to manage parasites. In this workshop, producers will learn the basics of parasite control as well as how to develop integrated parasite management programs for their farms. We will also provide hands-on training on how to use the FAMACHA Anemia Card (good only for the barber pole worm) as part of a 5-point check to determine which animals in your herd or flock most likely need deworming. This workshop will also include hands-on training on doing fecal egg counts. You are welcome to bring a refrigerated fecal sample of 8 to 10 fecal pellets from one sheep or goat at your farm to the workshop.

2019 Worker Protection Standard Training & DEC Special Permit Training (Wayne County)

April 9, 2019
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM English Session / 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Spanish Session
Newark, NY


Just like last year, Special Permits (SP) will only be issued for 11 specific pesticide labels and SP trainees will have to pass a test. This will relieve the certified pesticide applicator from "on-site within voice contact" supervision of non-certified pesticide applicators when they are handling federally-restricted-use pesticides for which they hold a Special Permit. The labels that will be covered include Lorsban Advanced, Endigo ZC, Warrior II with Zeon Technology, Agri-Mek SC, Beseige, Gramoxone SL 2.0, Leverage 360, Danitol 2.4EC, Mustang Maxx, Asana XL, and Lannate LV.

New York DEC notes that the Special Permit process is intended for farm workers with English language skills that are not adequate to pass the DEC private applicators exam. All others are encouraged to apply for their private applicator's license via taking the certification exam.

Certified Supervisors are required to attend the first 30 minutes of training. 

2019 Worker Protection Standard Training & DEC Special Permit Training (Orleans County)

April 10, 2019
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM English and Spanish combined session
Albion, NY


Just like last year, Special Permits (SP) will only be issued for 11 specific pesticide labels and SP trainees will have to pass a test. This will relieve the certified pesticide applicator from "on-site within voice contact" supervision of non-certified pesticide applicators when they are handling federally-restricted-use pesticides for which they hold a Special Permit. The labels that will be covered include Lorsban Advanced, Endigo ZC, Warrior II with Zeon Technology, Agri-Mek SC, Beseige, Gramoxone SL 2.0, Leverage 360, Danitol 2.4EC, Mustang Maxx, Asana XL, and Lannate LV.

New York DEC notes that the Special Permit process is intended for farm workers with English language skills that are not adequate to pass the DEC private applicators exam. All others are encouraged to apply for their private applicator's license via taking the certification exam.

Certified Supervisors are required to attend the first 30 minutes of training. 

Your Land as Your Legacy - Conservation Values a Special Invitation for Women Landowners.

April 10, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., $10 payable at the door
Portageville, NY


Join women landowners, like yourself, for a learning circle to find solutions for the legacy of your land. Hear how you can get started planning.

  • Clarify your goals for your land for the future.
  • Understand the basic terminology that goes along with legacy planning.
  • Learn about the planning tools to preserve your land for future generations.
  • Explore opportunities for protecting your land for agriculture and conservation.
  • Discover ways to protect your land from the high costs of long-term care.
  • Find out how other women are planning for the future of their land.
  • Meet professionals who can help you with your plan. 

Pressure Canning Meat

April 13, 2019
1-4pm
Canton, NY


Join us in the Harvest Kitchen for first-hand experience using pressure canners to create delicious, safe, ready-to-eat products. The workshop is taught by Master Food Preservers with ingredients donated by 8 O'clock Ranch in Dekalb Junction.


Maximizing Components on Your Farm

April 17, 2019
11-2pm
Lowville, NY


Tom Overton, Cornell Professor and Director of Pro-Dairy, will be coming to Lewis County to discuss practical ways dairy farmers can improve components to boost income.

Please call CCE of Lewis County at 315.376.5270 to register.

Exploring Industrial Hemp Production in New York

April 25, 2019
1-4pm
Malone, NY

Beginning Farmer/Hobby Farmer Workshop $5/pp, class size is limited, so pre-register by April 15th!

April 27, 2019
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Canandaigua, NY


This hands-on workshop is for beginning or part-time farmers who would like to improve their farm machinery skills, learn to properly and safely maintain their equipment to protect their investment. If you have been thinking about buying a tractor, new or used, two-wheel or four-wheel drive, compact or utility or more come join us. Topics include: selecting the right size/type tractor for the job; basic maintenance; staying safe around tractors and equipment; attaching implements properly; and information about ROPS and SMV's. There will be time for questions.

Pre-registration requested by April 15, 2019 email Amy with your name, address, and phone number or call 585-394-3977 x 429.
Fee: $5.00/person. Class size is limited.

Beef Quality Assurance Transportation Training

May 8, 2019
5:30pm - 9:00pm
Lowville, NY


May 1st, Mellissa Spence-315-376-5270 or mms427@cornell.edu
No Cost and a Free Meal

Youth Tractor Safety Certification Course

May 9 - May 30, 2019
Thursdays 5-9 May 9, May 16, May 23, May 30 and Saturdays 8:30-12:30 May 11 & May 18
Tully, NY


Youth Tractor Safety Certification Course

Class fee is $30, which includes the training manual.

Class size is limited. Pre-registration is required. Registration deadline is Monday May 6

Thursday evenings 5 - 9 pm on May 9, May 16, May 23, May 30 and Saturday mornings 8:30 am - 12:30 pm on May 11 and May 18. The certification exams will be given at class on Thursday May 30th. 

Venture Farms LLC in Tully, NY and Cazenovia Equipment Company in Cazenovia, NY.

Beef Quality Assurance Transportation Training

May 10, 2019
6-9pm
Canton, NY


To Register Call 315-379-9192 ext. 237 or 227
Free and Includes Dinner

Innovations in Organic Vegetable Production

May 13, 2019
3pm - 7pm
Freeville, NY


NOFA-NY Organic@Cornell Summer Field Day Series
Innovations in Organic Vegetable Production

Cost: Free
Date: Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Time: 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm (Vegetable tastings and reception to follow)
Location: Homer C. Thompson Vegetable Research Farm, 133 Fall Creek Rd, Freeville, NY 13068

2019 Pastured Poultry Seminar, lunch included so please register by May 10th! $25/person

May 18, 2019
Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.w/ coffee & donuts with the Program running from 9:00 a.m. - 5 p. m.
Attica, NY


The main speaker this year is Eli Reiff of Mifflinburg Pennsylvania. Eli raises broilers, turkeys, sheep, and beef, all on pasture. Topics to be covered will include the pasture, feed and nutrition, marketing, costs, and much more. As we grow as farm operators and get bigger, we may not pay as much attention to the basics as we should. So those areas are where we will start, and then expand to cover the group's interests.

Mike Badger, Director of the American Pastured Poultry Producers Association will also be available for a round-table discussion. Plans are to have representatives from Farm Bureau, NYCAMH for farm health and safety, Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce, and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Wyoming County, as well as others.

Calling all 9th-12th graders! 4th Annual Precision Agriculture Day at Genesee Community College

May 21, 2019
9:00 am - 1:30 pm Register by Friday May 10th! $15/per person includes lunch
Batavia, NY

Calling all 9th-12th graders!  4th Annual Precision Agriculture Day at Genesee Community College

Calling all 9th-12th graders!  We have an exciting new program for students interested in technology, science, engineering, and agriculture!
Would you like to:
  • Learn about how Drones collect information
  • Check out some potential career opportunities that have new and ever-changing technology
  • Learn how these technologies can be used in our own backyards in WNY
  • Discover potential and exciting career opportunities

Human Resource Management on the Farm - 2 sessions! Register by Friday 5/17!!

May 21 - May 22, 2019
12:00 - 2:00 pm (2 sessions! Day 1 CCE- Ontario, or Day 2 CCE - Wyoming)


Are you looking for motivation and resources to implement new Human Resource Management practices on your farm?

Join us for one of two sessions in WNY this spring. At each session, we'll discuss:

  • What Human Resource Management is, and why it's important on your farm
  • Examples of different Human Resource Management practices and how to implement them
In addition, you will:
  • Complete a self-assessment to determine the areas of highest priority for your farm
  • Hear from several local dairy farmers who have recently implemented new HRM practices on their farms.
  • Go home with a plan of action and resources to help you accomplish your HRM goals

ROSE BAY FARM - PASTURE WALK - LEWISTON NY - RSVP BY MAY 27TH

June 1, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - $5 per person includes morning refreshments and lunch
Lewiston, NY

ROSE BAY FARM - PASTURE WALK - LEWISTON NY -  RSVP BY MAY 27TH

Peter Grainge has been grazing Scottish Highland cattle on 15 acres of pasture since 2013 and He is slowly bringing the farm back into production. 
Topics to be discussed include:
  •  soil sampling to understand fertility
  •  pasture renovation
  •  forage quality and testing
  •  pasture rotation.

2019 Small Grains Management Field Day

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 6, 2019
9:30 a.m. - 12 noon
Seneca Falls, NY

2019 Small Grains Management Field Day

New for 2019,  the annual field day featuring small grain variety trial information, disease and weed management updates, and crop development and management is being held at Poormon Farms, 3048 State Route 414, Seneca Falls, NY (and NOT Musgrave Research Farm).


Small Grains Management Field Day

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 6, 2019
9:30am - 12:00 pm
Seneca Falls, NY


Small Grains Management Field Day: Thursday, June 6, 9:30am-Noon

Free and Open to the Public


You will have the opportunity to view the Cornell Small Grain Breeding Program's regional variety trials of winter wheat and winter malting barley at this location.

Ins and Outs of the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) Program~Ballston Spa

June 10, 2019
7-8:30 pm
Ballston Spa, NY


Free to attend, registration is required.

Ins and Outs of the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) Program~Cooperstown

June 11, 2019
7-8:30 pm
Cooperstown, NY


Free to attend, registration is required.

Ins and Outs of the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) Program~Fonda

June 12, 2019
7-8:30 pm
Fonda, NY


Free to attend, registration is required.

Understanding EPDs for Genetic Improvement/CNY Feeder Calf Pool and Sale Results

June 14, 2019
6-9 pm
Oneonta, NY


Expected Progeny Difference(EPDs) are a great tool in your tool box when it comes to selecting genetics for your herd.


Putting Carbon in its Place with Regenerative Farming and Biochar

June 17, 2019
4pm - 7:30pm
Ithaca,, NY


Putting Carbon in Its Place with Regenerative Farming and Biochar
Leland Laboratory, Cornell University
42 Caldwell Drive and Medicago Drive, Ithaca NY
Monday June 17, 4:00 PM to 7:30PM

Free and Open to the Public
Please RSVP to ajt248@cornell.edu
For more information, contact Fay Benson, afb3@cornell.edu, 607-745-3807

African Swine Fever Meeting ~ Herkimer

June 18, 2019
6:30 pm
Herkimer, NY


African Swine Fever, the highly contagious and deadly disease affects both domestic and feral hogs and there is NO treatment or vaccine currently available. 

Pasture Walk with the Finger Lakes Graziers

June 18, 2019
12:45 - 4 pm
Penn Yan, NY

Pasture Walk with the Finger Lakes Graziers

Join the Finger Lakes Graziers on a pasture walk and learn about soil health. 

Webinar: Dairy Margin Coverage Program & Risk Management Options

June 18, 2019
12 pm


Webinar: New Dairy Margin Coverage Program and Risk Management Options Available from the Federal Crop Insurance Program

June 18, 12:00 pm


African Swine Fever Meeting ~ Norwich

June 25, 2019
6:30 pm
Norwich, NY


African Swine Fever, the highly contagious and deadly disease affects both domestic and feral hogs and there is NO treatment or vaccine currently available. 

Dairy Cattle Summer Research Update~Schuylerville

July 9, 2019
7-9 pm
Schuylerville, NY


After the day's work is done?
Come hear about two new research trials conducted by Julio Giordano's Lab.

Pasture Walk: Custom Grazing Dairy Heifers

July 9, 2019
11:30am - 2pm
Fabius, NY

Pasture Walk: Custom Grazing Dairy Heifers

Join owner/operator Tim Virgil and Cornell Cooperative Extension grazing educator Fay Benson for a pasture walk at a 40-heifer custom grazing operation. The program will cover all aspects of custom grazing dairy heifers.

This program is designed for dairy producers who want to learn more about management intensive grazing. It is also intended for custom grazers and other landowners interested in setting up a heifer grazing enterprise.

This is a free event. Please register in advance so we know how many people to expect.


Dairy Cattle Summer Research Update~Milford

July 16, 2019
7-9 pm
Milford, NY


After the day's work is done?
Come hear about two new research trials conducted by Julio Giordano's Lab.

From No-Till to New Cultivars: Improving Organic Corn and Soybean Production

July 16, 2019
10am - 2pm
Aurora, NY


NOFA-NY Organic@Cornell Summer Field Day Series

From No-till to New Cultivars: Improving Organic Corn and Soybean Production

Cost: Free
Date: Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Time: 10:00 - 2:00 (Lunch included)
Location: Musgrave Research Farm, 1256 Poplar Ridge Rd, Aurora, NY 13026


Dairy Cattle Summer Research Update

July 17, 2019
7-9pm
Ithaca, NY


Dairy Cattle Summer Research Update
July 17, 2019 7-9 pm
Vet Teaching Dairy, Tulip Tree Drive, Ithaca, NY

No cost to attend, but registration is required!

To register:  Contact Shannon Myers at srm242@cornell.edu or (607) 391-2662
Questions: Contact Betsy Hicks at bjh246@cornell.edu or (607) 391-2376

Dairy Cattle Summer Research Update

July 18, 2019
7:00-9:00pm
Batavia, NY

Dairy Cattle Summer Research Update

After the day's work is done, come hear about two new research trials conducted by Julio Giordano's lab:
  • Strategies for improving dairy cattle reproductive performance and economics
  • Using automated sensors for improving dairy cattle health monitoring and management

Tie Stall Cow Comfort Meeting and Tour

July 18, 2019
1pm-3pm
Newark Valley, NY


Tie Stall Cow Comfort Meeting & Tour
Thursday, July 18, 1-3 pm
Lawton's Jersey Farm
581 Bridge St., Newark Valley, NY 13811

No cost for attendance, but RSVP requested for refreshments.

RSVP Shannon Myers: srm242@cornell.edu or (607) 391-2662
Questions? Betsy Hicks: bjh246@cornell.edu or (607) 391-2673

Sundaes on the Farm

July 21, 2019
12pm - 3pm
Barton, NY


Sundaes on the Farm
12pm - 3pm, Sunday July 21
Stronghaven Farm
2601 State Route 17C, Barton, New York 13734

Cost = Free

Weed Resistance Management Demonstration and Plot Tour

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 23, 2019
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Waterloo, NY

Weed Resistance Management Demonstration and Plot Tour

Come join us on July 23 in Seneca County at Quinten Good's farm for a demonstration and walking tour of 16 different pre- and post-emergence treatments in soybean and 12 different treatments and combinations in corn.
  • Tall waterhemp and marestail are two weeds that are resistant to glyphosate and ALS herbicide modes of action in the WNY and Finger Lakes regions.
  • Each year the number of acres with resistant weed populations expands.
  • For herbicides to be an effective tool in weed management, we have to know what chemistries & application timings are most effective against these resistant weeds.

What's the Buzz? Flies on Cattle?

July 23, 2019


1:00pm - 2:30pm at Dairy-Adon Farm, 403 St Hwy 72, Potsdam
6:30pm - 8:00pm at Beef-Cookeland Farm, 13 Regan Rd, Potsdam

Income and Real Property Tax Primer-A Learning Circle for Women Non-Operating Land Owners of Ag Land

July 24, 2019
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Portageville, NY

Income and Real Property Tax Primer-A Learning Circle for Women Non-Operating Land Owners of Ag Land

For many of us taxes can be a mystery, let's have a conversation with the experts about the tax considerations agricultural landowners need to think about. 

Organic Dairy Profit Discussion Group

July 24, 2019
10am - 3pm
Dryden, NY


Organic Dairy Profit Discussion Group
10am - 3pm, Wednesday July 24
Dryden Fire Hall
26 North St, Dryden NY

For more information, contact Mary Kate Wheeler at mkw87@cornell.edu or 509-294-6073.

Grasstravaganza ~ Save the Date!

July 25 - July 27, 2019


Save the date for this event!

Pasture Walk with the Finger Lakes Graziers-Cancelled!

July 29, 2019
12:45 - 4 pm


The Finger Lakes Graziers pasture walk has been cancelled due to some scheduling conflicts. 

Preventing Sexual Harassment on Farms

July 29 - July 30, 2019
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Preventing Sexual Harassment on Farms

Preventing Sexual Harassment on Farms- Tools for Employers:
Updates and Resources for the NYS Sexual Harassment Regulations 

Preventing Sexual Harassment on Farms - Tools for Employers

July 29, 2019
10:00am - 1:00pm
Homer, NY

Preventing Sexual Harassment on Farms - Tools for Employers

This workshop will bring together agriculture labor experts and farm management specialists from around the state to discuss New York's new sexual harassment prevention laws. The training will help you understand what the new requirements are and how your business can meet them.

Beef Quality Assurance Training

July 30, 2019
6:00 pm
Cooperstown, NY


Beef Quality Assurance "BQA" Training

When: Tuesday, July 30th, at 6:00pm
Where: Rock Spring Farm - 490 Mill Road, Cooperstown NY 13326
Cost: $10 per farm
Registration: Deadline July 29, 2019

Preventing Sexual Harassment on Farms - Tools for Employers

July 30, 2019
10:00am - 1:00pm
Dryden, NY

Preventing Sexual Harassment on Farms - Tools for Employers

This workshop will bring together agriculture labor experts and farm management specialists from around the state to discuss New York's new sexual harassment prevention laws. The training will help you understand what the new requirements are and how your farm business can meet them.

THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED Twilight Meeting - Johne's Disease

July 30, 2019

Twilight Meeting - Johne's Disease: What to Look for, Management Points for Control, Info on Testing

July 30, 2019
6pm-8pm
Preble, NY


Twilight Meeting
Johne's Disease: What to Look for, Management Points for Control, and Info on Testing

July 30, 2019 6pm-8pm
Preble Hill Dairy
6993 West Bennett Hollow Road, Preble, NY 13141

No cost to attend, but RSVPs are required. Light refreshments will be offered.
RSVP: Shannon Myers, srm242@cornell.edu or (607) 391-2662
Questions? Betsy Hicks, bjh246@cornell.edu or (607) 391-2673

Hoof Trimming Workshop

July 31 - August 1, 2019
9:30am - 3:30pm
Stanley, NY

Hoof Trimming Workshop

This two-day hoof trimming workshop will be held on Wednesday, July 31 and Thursday, August 1.
Participants will learn the basic hoof trimming methods, along with hoof anatomy, nutrition & hoof horn health, lameness scoring, and knife sharpening and safety.  *Note: This workshop is designed to introduce participants to hoof trimming methods and factors affecting hoof health.  It is not intended to create proficient hoof trimmers in two days.*

Innovations in Organic Vegetable Production

July 31, 2019
3pm - 7pm
Freeville, NY


NOFA-NY Organic@Cornell Summer Field Day Series
Innovations in Organic Vegetable Production

Cost: Free
Date: Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Time: 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm (Vegetable tastings and reception to follow)
Location: Homer C. Thompson Vegetable Research Farm, 133 Fall Creek Rd, Freeville, NY 13068

Agvocating for Dairy Farmers: "How To", Neighbor Relations, and Resources

August 1, 2019
10am - 3pm
Whitney Point, NY

Agvocating for Dairy Farmers:

Agvocating for Dairy Farmers:  "How To", Neighbor Relations, and Resources
August 1, 2019  10am-3pm

Whittaker Dairy Farm
4585 NY-26
Whitney Point, NY 13862

Come for the entire day or AM/PM Sessions and Lunch!
No cost, but RSVP required by July 25th

RSVP: Shannon Myers, srm242@cornell.edu or (607) 391-2662
Questions? Betsy Hicks, bjh246@cornell.edu or (607) 391-2673

Management Options and rootstock Varieties for Organic Apple Production

August 1, 2019
3pm - 7pm
Ithaca, NY


NOFA-NY Organic@Cornell Summer Field Day Series
Management Options and Rootstock Varieties for Organic Apple Production

Date: Thursday, August 1, 2019
Time: 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm (Dinner included) 
Location: Cornell Orchards, 709 Dryden Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850

Pasture Walk - Youngman Farms - Wolcott, NY - RSVP by July 31st

August 2, 2019
F 6:30pm -8:30pm - $10 per person, $15 per farm/family
Wolcott, NY

Pasture Walk - Youngman Farms - Wolcott, NY - RSVP by July 31st

Come and learn about rotational grazing at a beef operation. 

BQA at EFD

August 6, 2019
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Seneca Falls, NY

BQA at EFD

The goal of this national program is to maximize consumer confidence and acceptance of beef by focusing the producer's attention to daily production practices that influence the safety, wholesomeness, and quality of beef and beef products.

Soil Health for Dairy Farms Field Day

August 7, 2019
11-2pm
Madrid, NY


Rain or Shine!
RSVP by August 5th

Dairy Cattle Summer Research Update

August 12, 2019
7-9pm

Bovine Reproduction and AI Training Course

August 13 - August 14, 2019
9:30am - 3:30pm
Oakfield, NY

Bovine Reproduction and AI Training Course

This two-day AI workshop will be held on August 13 and 14.  

Topics covered will include:

• Reproductive Physiology
• Synchronization Protocols
• Heat Detection
• Artificial Insemination
• Proper Thawing of Semen
• Loading A.I. guns
• Practice Breeding Cows

Building Resilience into Organic Forage Production

August 14, 2019
10am - 2pm
Truxton, NY


NOFA-NY Organic@Cornell Summer Field Day Series
Building Resilience into Organic Forage Production

Cost: Free
Date: Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm (Lunch included)
Location: Twin Oaks Dairy, 3185 NY-13, Truxton, NY 13158

2019 Corn Silage Pre-Harvest Meeting ~ Sharon Springs

August 21, 2019
1-3:00 pm
Oxford, NY


With continued low milk prices, getting the biggest bang for your buck out of your home-grown corn silage can help you get improved performance from your herd while also lowering dependence on purchased feed. Plan to attend one of the following on-farm Corn Silage Pre-Harvest meetings to get up to speed on the latest research-backed strategies you can put to work on your dairy. 

Pasture Walk - Wild Geese Farm - Franklinville, NY

August 21, 2019
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Fanklinville, NY

Pasture Walk - Wild Geese Farm - Franklinville, NY

Topics to include: Tools for Managing Rotational Grazed Pasture, Weed ID and Management and Calculating Cost of Production. 

Pasture Walk - Wild Geese Farm - Franklinville, NY

August 21, 2019
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Fanklinville, NY

Pasture Walk - Wild Geese Farm - Franklinville, NY

Topics to include: Tools for Managing Rotational Grazed Pasture, Weed ID and Management and Calculating Cost of Production. 

2019 Corn Silage Pre-Harvest Meeting ~ Oxford

August 22, 2019
1-3:00 pm
Oxford, NY


With continued low milk prices, getting the biggest bang for your buck out of your home-grown corn silage can help you get improved performance from your herd while also lowering dependence on purchased feed. Plan to attend one of the following on-farm Corn Silage Pre-Harvest meetings to get up to speed on the latest research-backed strategies you can put to work on your dairy. 

2019 Corn Silage Pre-Harvest Meeting ~ Canastota

August 26, 2019
1-3:00 pm
Canastota, NY


With continued low milk prices, getting the biggest bang for your buck out of your home-grown corn silage can help you get improved performance from your herd while also lowering dependence on purchased feed. Plan to attend one of the following on-farm Corn Silage Pre-Harvest meetings to get up to speed on the latest research-backed strategies you can put to work on your dairy. 

Dairy Cattle Summer Research Update

August 27, 2019
7pm - 9pm
Randolph, NY

Dairy Cattle Summer Research Update

After the day's work is done....Come hear about two new research trials conducted by Julio Giordano's lab! Topics covering strategies for improving dairy cattle reproductive performance and economics & using automated sensors for improving dairy cattle health monitoring and management. 

2019 Corn Silage Pre-Harvest Meeting ~ Schuylerville

August 28, 2019
1-3:00 pm
Schuylerville, NY


With continued low milk prices, getting the biggest bang for your buck out of your home-grown corn silage can help you get improved performance from your herd while also lowering dependence on purchased feed. Plan to attend one of the following on-farm Corn Silage Pre-Harvest meetings to get up to speed on the latest research-backed strategies you can put to work on your dairy. 

Soil Health Field Day

August 29, 2019
9:30am - 2:00pm
Mount Morris, NY

Soil Health Field Day

Join us at Macauley Farms LLC in Mount Morris, NY for a day discussing soil health topics and field tours covering various topics such as cover crop mixtures, interseeder demonstration and more. 

2019 Corn Silage Pre-Harvest Workshop - Albion NY

September 3, 2019
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Albion, NY

2019 Corn Silage Pre-Harvest Workshop - Albion NY

Corn silage harvest is drawing near. The way corn silage is harvested and stored is a single event that affects your operation for the entire next year. Are you prepared to set your operation up for success? 

2019 Corn Silage Pre-Harvest Workshop - Clifton Springs, NY

September 3, 2019
9:00am - 11:00am
Clifton Springs, NY

2019 Corn Silage Pre-Harvest Workshop - Clifton Springs, NY

Corn silage harvest is drawing near. The way corn silage is harvested and stored is a single event that affects your operation for the entire next year. Are you prepared to set your operation up for success? 

Corn Silage Harvest Strategy: One Chance to Get it Right

September 3, 2019
1-3pm
Lowville, NY

2019 Corn Silage Pre-Harvest Workshop - Bliss NY

September 4, 2019
10:00am to Noon
Bliss, NY

2019 Corn Silage Pre-Harvest Workshop - Bliss NY

Corn silage harvest is drawing near. The way corn silage is harvested and stored is a single event that affects your operation for the entire next year. Are you prepared to set your operation up for success? 

**CANCELLED**Beef Quality Assurance Training

September 5, 2019
6:00 pm
Cobleskill, NY


Beef Quality Assurance "BQA" Training-CANCELLED

Visit the Farm Day

September 14, 2019
10:30am - 2:30pm
Conewango Valley, NY

Visit the Farm Day

CCE-Chautauqua is looking for volunteers from the agricultural community for this well-attended event!

2019 Corn Silage Pre-Harvest Workshop - Penn Yan

September 17, 2019
10:00am to Noon
Penn Yan, NY

2019 Corn Silage Pre-Harvest Workshop - Penn Yan

Corn silage harvest is drawing near. The way corn silage is harvested and stored is a single event that affects your operation for the entire next year. Are you prepared to set your operation up for success? 

Introduction to Poultry

September 18, 2019
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Lowville, NY

Sexual Harassment Prevention Discussion - Rushford

September 18, 2019
11am - 1pm
Rushford, NY

Sexual Harassment Prevention Discussion - Rushford

Cancelled due to low registrations (and excellent crop weather)!


NYS Sexual Harassment Prevention Regulations -
Are You in Compliance?
Attend any of our upcoming discussions to learn more about the rules and regulations affecting
employers (including farms) that go into effect on October 9th, 2019!

Sexual Harassment Prevention Discussion - Randolph

September 19, 2019
11am - 1pm
Randolph, NY

Sexual Harassment Prevention Discussion - Randolph

NYS Sexual Harassment Prevention Regulations - Are You in Compliance?
Attend any of our upcoming discussions to learn more about the rules and regulations affecting
employers (including farms) that go into effect on October 9th, 2019!

Ontario County Fun on the Farm

September 21, 2019
11:00 am- 4:00 pm
Seneca Castle, NY

Ontario County Fun on the Farm

Fun on the Farm works to educate non-farm public and our neighbors about agriculture around them. It is fun and educational.

Fun on the Farm attracts thousands of people and gives us the opportunity to communicate to the community the benefits of the agricultural production in Ontario County, the state, and the nation.

The event is free! There are many agricultural products that are available to be sampled. It is the perfect place to try that product you have seen in the store but didn't want to commit to purchasing.

Food is available to purchase for lunch. It is provided by a local service group.

Bovine Reproduction and AI Training Course

September 24 - September 25, 2019
9:30am - 3:30pm
Shortsville, NY

Bovine Reproduction and AI Training Course

**CLASS IS FULL**

This two-day AI workshop will be held on September 24 and 25. 

Topics covered will include:

• Reproductive Physiology
• Synchronization Protocols
• Heat Detection
• Artificial Insemination
• Proper Thawing of Semen
• Loading A.I. guns
• Practice Breeding Cows

Integrated Parasite Management for Goats and Sheep ~ Includes FAMACHA Training

September 24, 2019
12 noon-5:00pm
Ballston Spa, NY


Internal parasites are one of the largest health issues that affect sheep and goats across the country. A lot of producers are unaware how important it is to understand parasites in their flocks. 

Sexual Harassment "Train the Trainer" Evening ~ Cooperstown

September 24, 2019
6-8 pm
Cooperstown, NY


 Is your farm ready for the *NEW* NYS Sexual Harassment Law Requirements? 

Sexual Harassment Prevention Discussion - Eden - Cancelled

September 24, 2019
11am - 1pm
Eden, NY

Sexual Harassment Prevention Discussion - Eden - Cancelled

Cancelled due to low registrations! 
NYS Sexual Harassment Prevention Regulations - Are You in Compliance?
Attend any of our upcoming discussions to learn more about the rules and regulations affecting
employers (including farms) that go into effect on October 9th, 2019!

Evaluating Markets for Your Ag Business

September 25, 2019
12-3pm or 6-8pm
Watertown, NY

Sexual Harassment Prevention Discussion - Bath

September 25, 2019
11am - 1pm
Bath, NY

Sexual Harassment Prevention Discussion - Bath

Cancelled due to low registrations! 
NYS Sexual Harassment Prevention Regulations - Are You in Compliance?
Attend any of our upcoming discussions to learn more about the rules and regulations affecting
employers (including farms) that go into effect on October 9th, 2019!

Sexual Harassment "Train the Trainer" Evening ~ Morrisville

September 26, 2019
6-8 pm
Morrisville, NY


 Is your farm ready for the *NEW* NYS Sexual Harassment Law Requirements? 

Sexual Harassment "Train the Trainer" Evening ~ Fonda

September 30, 2019
6-8 pm
Fonda, NY


 Is your farm ready for the *NEW* NYS Sexual Harassment Law Requirements? 

Crops, Cows, and Critters - Steuben County CCE Speaker Series - CANCELLED

October 2, 2019
6pm - 8pm
Canisteo, NY

Crops, Cows, and Critters - Steuben County CCE Speaker Series - CANCELLED

EVENT CANCELLED

Learn more about the new SWNYDLFC Program and how they support our farming community at Steuben County CCE's Speaker Series.

Sexual Harassment Prevention Discussion - Clymer

October 3, 2019
11am - 12:30pm
Clymer, NY

Sexual Harassment Prevention Discussion - Clymer

NYS Sexual Harassment Prevention Regulations - Are You in Compliance?
Attend any of our upcoming discussions to learn more about the rules and regulations affecting
employers (including farms) that go into effect on October 9th, 2019!

Beef Quality Assurance Transportation Training - Pavilion, NY

October 8, 2019
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Pavilion, NY

Beef Quality Assurance Transportation Training - Pavilion, NY

The checkoff-funded Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program has launched a new training and certification program for cattle transportation. The program, known as Beef Quality Assurance Transportation (BQAT), provides cattle producers and haulers with comprehensive training based on their roles in the cattle industry. 

Beef Quality Assurance Training

October 12, 2019
10am - 3pm
West Valley, NY

Beef Quality Assurance Training

Beef Quality Assurance is a national program that provides training to beef and dairy cattle producers in food safety, proper cattle handling techniques, handling of animal health products, injection sites, and record keeping. All beef producers are welcome to participate in this BQA Certification training to be held in Cattaraugus County.

Dairy Marketing Meet, Greet & Discussion

October 15 - October 16, 2019
Various

Dairy Marketing Meet, Greet & Discussion

Christopher Wolf has joined the faculty in the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University. He will be providing leadership to the program on Dairy Markets and Policy at the University. Andy Novakovic, who currently leads the program and will be retiring.

Come meet with Chris & Andy at one of three meet & greet opportunities:
  • Tuesday, October 15, 1:00 pm, BW's, Pavilion
  • Tuesday, October 15, 6:00 pm, Chanderson's, Yorkshire
  • Wednesday, October 16, 10:30 am, Dutch Village, Clymer

Sexual Harassment "Train the Trainer" Evening ~ Morrisville

October 15, 2019
6-8 pm
Morrisville, NY


 Is your farm ready for the *NEW* NYS Sexual Harassment Law Requirements? 

Introduction to Sheep & Goats

October 16, 2019
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Watertown, NY

CANCELED - Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Training - Penn Yan, NY

October 19, 2019
10:00AM - 1:00PM
Penn Yan, NY

CANCELED - Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Training - Penn Yan, NY

Becoming BQA certified allows you to share your story and ensure consumers that you are responsibly raising safe, wholesome and healthy beef. 

Dairy Day

October 28, 2019
10-3pm
Lowville, NY 13367, NY


January 3rd - Bruston-Moira Legion
January 22nd - Lowville Elks
January 24th - Watertown Elks

Sexual Harassment "Train the Trainer" Evening ~ Cobleskill

October 29, 2019
6-8 pm
Cobleskill, NY


 Is your farm ready for the *NEW* NYS Sexual Harassment Law Requirements? 

Sexual Harassment "Train the Trainer" Evening ~ Herkimer

October 30, 2019
6-8 pm
Herkimer, NY


 Is your farm ready for the *NEW* NYS Sexual Harassment Law Requirements? 

Should the Beef Industry be Concerned About Johne's?

November 5, 2019
6:30-8pm
Morrisville, NY


Johne's disease is a chronic, incurable bacterial infection that primarily affects the lower small intestine of ruminants.

BQA Training

November 8, 2019
6-9 pm
Unadilla, NY

Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Training - Newfane, NY

November 9, 2019
10:00AM - 1:00PM
Newfane, NY

Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Training - Newfane, NY

Becoming BQA certified allows you to share your story and ensure consumers that you are responsibly raising safe, wholesome and healthy beef. 

*NEW* Automated Milking System (AMS) Management Discussion Group - Homer, NY

November 12, 2019
5:30pm - 8:00pm
Homer, NY

*NEW* Automated Milking System (AMS) Management Discussion Group - Homer, NY

Milk Quality Management in AMS systems will be our first topic, with future discussion group topics to include: lameness and cow comfort, milk production, AMS daily task efficiency, and AMS maintenance. 

Automated Milking System (AMS) Management Discussion Group - Homer, NY

November 12, 2019
5:30pm - 8:00pm
Homer, NY

Automated Milking System (AMS) Management Discussion Group - Homer, NY

Milk Quality Management in AMS systems will be our first topic, with future discussion group topics to include: lameness and cow comfort, milk production, AMS daily task efficiency, and AMS maintenance.

Sheep and Goat Nutrition 101

November 12, 2019
5:30-7:30 pm
Norwich, NY


**Registration is Full**
Come join us for an informational sheep and goat talk regarding nutrition. 

*NEW* Automated Milking System (AMS) Management Discussion Group - Ellicottville, NY

November 13, 2019
5:30pm - 8:00pm
Ellicottville, NY

*NEW* Automated Milking System (AMS) Management Discussion Group - Ellicottville, NY

Milk Quality Management in AMS systems will be our first topic, with future discussion group topics to include: lameness and cow comfort, milk production, AMS daily task efficiency, and AMS maintenance. 

Adding Value with Food: A Workshop for Food Entrepreneurs

November 13, 2019
9:30am - 4:00pm
Malone, NY

Automated Milking System (AMS) Management Discussion Group - Ellicottville, NY

November 13, 2019
5:30pm - 8:00pm
Ellicottville, NY

Automated Milking System (AMS) Management Discussion Group - Ellicottville, NY

Milk Quality Management in AMS systems will be our first topic, with future discussion group topics to include: lameness and cow comfort, milk production, AMS daily task efficiency, and AMS maintenance. 

*NEW* Automated Milking System (AMS) Management Discussion Group - Mount Morris, NY

November 14, 2019
5:30pm - 8:00pm
Mount Morris, NY

*NEW* Automated Milking System (AMS) Management Discussion Group - Mount Morris, NY

Milk Quality Management in AMS systems will be our first topic, with future discussion group topics to include: lameness and cow comfort, milk production, AMS daily task efficiency, and AMS maintenance. 

Sexual Harassment "Train the Trainer" Evening ~ Ballston Spa

November 14, 2019
6-8 pm
Ballston Spa, NY


 Is your farm ready for the *NEW* NYS Sexual Harassment Law Requirements? 

Ag Workforce Development Council's Labor Roadshow III

November 18 - November 22, 2019
8:30am-4:00pm


Major changes are coming for farm employment laws in New York.

Labor Road Show III

November 18 - November 22, 2019
8:30am - 4:00pm

New York Labor Roadshow III

November 18 - November 22, 2019
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

New York Labor Roadshow III

Major changes are coming for farm employment laws in New York. The Ag Workforce Development Council is organizing Labor Roadshow III to help farms learn about the changes and adapt their businesses for success.

Info Session on the Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practices Act

November 21, 2019
1:00-2:00pm
Binghamton, NY

Info Session on the Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practices Act

This free info session will provide details about the Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practices Act, which takes effect on January 1, 2020. Representatives from NYSDOL will be present to answer questions and discuss how the changes will affect scheduling, payment of wages, and recordkeeping for ag employers.

Cow Comfort Program- Freestall

December 2, 2019
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Avon, NY

Cow Comfort Program- Freestall

The Cow Comfort Workshops are an educational program for farmers, employees and agriservice professionals who work directly with dairy cows. The workshops will cover economics of improving cow comfort, stall design and management, stocking density, heat abatement and effects on production.  

Cow Comfort Program - Freestall

December 3, 2019
9:30am - 3:00pm
Preble, NY

Cow Comfort Program - Freestall

One day cow comfort program for freestall barns, featuring Dr Rick Grant from Miner Institute as guest speaker.
  • Economics
  • Stall design, bedding management
  • Stocking density 
  • Heat abatement
  • Assessment w/ host farm walkthrough
Speakers funded by NY Farm Viability Institute
Workshop Lunch sponsored by Cargill

BQA Transportation Training

December 4, 2019
6-9 pm
New Berlin, NY


The Right Way is the Only Way

Cow Comfort Program~Amsterdam

December 4, 2019
9:30am-3:00pm
Amsterdam, NY


Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY Presents: Cow Comfort Workshops

CNY Feeder Calf Sale

December 6, 2019
2pm

CNY Feeder Calf Sale

The CNY Feeder Calf Sale will be Friday, December 6, 2019.

Herbicide Resistant Weed Control in NNY

December 6, 2019
10:45am - 12:15pm
Adams, NY


Herbicide resistant marestail has been found in several fields NNY. This weed has the potential to quickly spread to other fields and will become a much bigger problem to deal with next spring. Resistant marestail will be most difficult to control in soybeans but can also be a problem in corn and winter wheat as well. If you are a soybean grower plan on attending this meeting to learn about effective herbicide resistant weed control strategies and how to deal with resistant marestail on your farm.
  • 1.25 NYS DEC pesticide credits (categories 1A, 10, 21, 23)
  • 1.0 CCA CEU

REDUCED Cow Comfort Workshop - Freestalls and Tie Stalls

December 6 - December 9, 2019
9:30am - 3:00pm
Lowville, NY 13367, NY


December 6th - Scotty's Diner, 1049 US -11, Moira, NY
December 9th - CCE of Jefferson County


2019 Feed Dealers' Seminar

December 9, 2019
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Cortland, NY

2019 Feed Dealers' Seminar

The Feed Dealer Seminars are specifically targeted for nutritionists, veterinarians, crop and management consultants, extension educators, and dairy producers with specific interest in nutrition-oriented topics.

2019 Feed Dealer Seminar~Ballston Spa

December 10, 2019
6-9 pm
Ballston Spa, NY


2019 Feed Dealer Seminar

Cow Comfort Program- Tiestall

December 10, 2019
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Penn Yan, NY

Cow Comfort Program- Tiestall

The Tie Stall Cow Comfort Workshop is an educational program for farmers, employees and agriservice professionals who work directly with dairy cows. Each session will include an on-farm portion where attendees walk through the farm and complete an assessment.

Hogs, Hops and Honey - Oh My!

December 10, 2019
6pm - 8pm
Ellicottville, NY

Hogs, Hops and Honey - Oh My!

Join Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Business Management Specialist with Cornell Cooperative Extension's Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program, for this interactive workshop that will give an overview of agricultural production options in our region. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to learn about enterprise budgeting and analysis, evaluating assets and optimizing production capacity, and marketing.

Private Pesticide Applicator Certification Training

December 11, 2019
12:30pm - 2:45pm
Lowville, NY


Do you want to buy and apply restricted use pesticides for your own farm?

This is short course will provide an overview of the certified pesticide applicator laws and regulations. It will also cover the key concepts that pesticide applicators need to learn prior to taking the applicator certification exam.

Cow Comfort Program~Cazenovia

December 12, 2019
9:30am-3:00pm
Cazenovia, NY


Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY Presents: Cow Comfort Workshops

Info Session on the Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practices Act

December 12, 2019
1:00-2:00pm
Homer, NY

Info Session on the Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practices Act

This free info session will provide details about the Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practices Act, which takes effect on January 1, 2020. Representatives from NYSDOL will be present to answer questions and discuss how the changes will affect scheduling, payment of wages, and recordkeeping for ag employers.

2019 Feed Dealers' Seminar

December 13, 2019
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Batavia, NY

2019 Feed Dealers' Seminar

The Feed Dealer Seminars are specifically targeted for nutritionists, veterinarians, crop and management consultants, extension educators, and dairy producers with specific interest in nutrition-oriented topics.

Cow Comfort Program - Tiestall

December 13, 2019
9:30am - 3:00pm
Owego, NY

Cow Comfort Program - Tiestall

One day cow comfort program for tiestall barns, featuring Dr Dan McFarland from Penn State as guest speaker.
  • Economics
  • Stall design, bedding management
  • Stocking density 
  • Ventilation & Heat abatement
  • Assessment w/ host farm walkthrough
Speakers funded by NY Farm Viability Institute
Workshop Lunch sponsored by Cargill

Empire State Barley and Malt Summit

December 16 - December 17, 2019
Noon-8 pm day one, 7:30 am - 4 pm day two
Liverpool, NY


3rd Empire State Barley and Malt Summit

Info Session on the Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practices Act- Newark

December 17, 2019
10:00- 11:30 am
Newark, NY


Come join the NWNY Dairy team and Agriculture Labor Specialists from NYS Department of Labor to get the answers you need.  

Info Session on the Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practices Act- Warsaw

December 17, 2019
2:00-3:30 pm
Warsaw, NY


Come join the NWNY Dairy team and Agriculture Labor Specialists from NYS Department of Labor to get the answers you need.  

2019 Hemp Workshop

December 18, 2019
1:00 - 3:00pm
Chazy, NY


Topics:
Kitty O'Neil - Field Crops and Soils Specialist, CCE NNY Regional Ag Team
  • Plant biology and characteristics, different types, different varieties, growth requirements
  • How it's typically planted, managed and harvested

Lindsey Pashow - Ag Business Development &Marketing Specialist, CCE Harvest NY
  • Current supply chain for hemp products including products that are currently being produced in New York as well as potential products

Info Session on the Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practices Act- Albion

December 18, 2019
9:30- 11:00 am
Albion, NY


Come join the NWNY Dairy team and Agriculture Labor Specialists from NYS Department of Labor to get the answers you need.  

Questions About the New NYS Farm Labor Laws? Chat with an Expert! Cooperstown

December 18, 2019
6-8 pm
Cooperstown, NY


Come join the CNYDLFC team and Agriculture Labor Specialists from NYS Department of Labor to get the answers you need.  

Questions About the New NYS Farm Labor Laws? Chat with an Expert! Morrisville

December 19, 2019
1-3 pm
Morrisville, NY


Come join the CNYDLFC team and Agriculture Labor Specialists from NYS Department of Labor to get the answers you need.  

Dairy Day

January 3 - January 24, 2020
10-3pm
Lowville, NY 13367, NY


January 3rd - Bruston-Moira Legion
January 22nd - Lowville Elks
January 24th - Watertown Elks

Livestock Techniques Hands-on Workshop ~ Ballston Spa location

January 7, 2020
5-7 pm
Ballston Spa, NY


Three locations to choose from.

Corn Congress - Batavia Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 8, 2020
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Batavia, NY

Corn Congress - Batavia Location

Please join the NWNY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crop Team for our annual Corn Congress.  DEC re-certification points and Certified Crop Adviser credits available, so bring your picture ID.  Lunch is included.  Hear from program-related professionals and visit with our sponsoring vendors.  

Livestock Techniques Hands-on Workshop ~ Cobleskill location

January 8, 2020
5-7 pm
Cobleskill, NY


Three locations to choose from.

**CANCELLED**Livestock Techniques Hands-on Workshop ~ Cooperstown location

January 9, 2020
5-7 pm
Cooperstown, NY


Three locations to choose from.

Corn Congress - Waterloo Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 9, 2020
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Waterloo, NY

Corn Congress - Waterloo Location

Please join the NWNY Dairy, Livestock and Field CropsTeam for our annual Corn Congress. DEC re-certification points and Certified Crop Adviser credits available, so bring your picture ID. Lunch is included. Hear from program-related professionals and visit with our sponsoring vendors. 

Field Crop Pest Management Meeting ~ Otsego County

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 13, 2020
1-3 pm
Cooperstown, NY


Come and discuss pest management and growing season issues that affected your crops in 2019 and look ahead to changes you might make for 2020.

**CANCELLED** Questions About the New NYS Farm Labor Laws? Chat with an Expert in Fonda

January 14, 2020
1-3 pm
Fonda, NY


Come join the CNYDLFC team and Agriculture Labor Specialists from NYS Department of Labor to get the answers you need.  

Field Crop Pest Management Meeting ~ Chenango County

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 14, 2020
1-3 pm
Norwich, NY


Come and discuss pest management and growing season issues that affected your crops in 2019 and look ahead to changes you might make for 2020.

Field Crop Pest Management Meeting ~ Madison County

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 15, 2020
1-3 pm
Morrisville, NY


Come and discuss pest management and growing season issues that affected your crops in 2019 and look ahead to changes you might make for 2020.

QuickBooks for Farmers and Growers

January 15 - February 5, 2020
10am-12pm on January 15, 22, 29 & February 5
Cortland, NY

QuickBooks for Farmers and Growers

This is a beginner level class is for farm bookkeepers who want to improve financial record keeping, figure out whether QuickBooks software is a good fit for their business, or enhance their QuickBooks skills. In this 4-part series, you will learn how to set up and use QuickBooks from the ground up.

*CANCELLED* Farm Labor Law Info Sessions - Ellicottville

January 16, 2020
2:30pm - 4pm
Ellicottville, NY

*CANCELLED* Farm Labor Law Info Sessions - Ellicottville

Join Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Farm Business Management Specialist with SWNYDLFC, and Agriculture Labor Specialists from NYS Department of Labor (DOL) to learn more about the new Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practices Act and how it will affect your farm business.

*CANCELLED* Farm Labor Law Info Sessions - Portland

January 16, 2020
10:30am - 12pm
Portland, NY

*CANCELLED* Farm Labor Law Info Sessions - Portland

Join Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Farm Business Management Specialist with SWNYDLFC, and Agriculture Labor Specialists from NYS Department of Labor (DOL) to learn more about the new Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practices Act and how it will affect your farm business.

2020 Hemp Session

January 16, 2020
9am - 2:15pm
Syracuse, NY

2020 Hemp Session

Hemp Session at the Empire State Producers Expo!

Dairy Managers Discussion Group - Session I

January 16, 2020
Noon lunch, meeting 1 - 3pm
Homer, NY


The Cortland Area Dairy Managers Discussion Group will host
Dr Julio Giordano from Cornell University, who will discuss Reproductive Strategies and associated program costs


Field Crop Pest Management Meeting ~ Fulton/Montgomery Counties

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 16, 2020
1-3 pm
Fonda, NY


Come and discuss pest management and growing season issues that affected your crops in 2019 and look ahead to changes you might make for 2020.

Field Crop Pest Management Meeting ~ Schoharie County

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 17, 2020
1-3 pm
Cobleskill, NY


Come and discuss pest management and growing season issues that affected your crops in 2019 and look ahead to changes you might make for 2020.

24th Annual North Country Crop Congress

January 21, 2020
10:30am - 3pm
Canton, NY


Agenda:

HERBICIDE RESISTANCE MANAGEMENT
Mike Hunter, Cornell University Cooperative Extension

SOIL COMPACTION MANAGEMENT
Warren Schneckenberger, Cedar Lodge Farms, Morrisburg, Ontario

FIELD CROP DISEASE UPDATES (30 MINUTES)
Dr. Gary Bergstrom, Cornell University

CORN SILAGE VARIETY TRIAL 2019 REPORT
Joe Lawrence, PRODAIRY, Cornell University

DICAMBA APPLCATOR TRAINING
Dan Digiacomandrea, Bayer

CONSERVATION TILLAGE PRACTICES
Farmer panel moderated by Dr. Kitty O'Neil, Cornell University Cooperative Extension

Field Crop Pest Management Meeting ~ Saratoga County

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 21, 2020
1-3 pm
Ballston Spa, NY


Save the date for Field Crop Pest Management Meetings!

Sheep and Goat Nutrition 101

January 21, 2020
5 pm
Cooperstown, NY


Come join us for an informational sheep and goat talk regarding nutrition. 

Southern Tier Crop Congress

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 22, 2020
9am - 2:30pm
Belfast, NY

Southern Tier Crop Congress

On Wednesday, January 22, 2020 Cornell Cooperative Extension of Allegany County in conjunction with the Southwestern NY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team will be hosting the Southern Tier Crop Congress in Belfast, NY from 9 am to 2:30 pm. This meeting will feature recent updates in field crop and forage production as we look into the 2020 growing season.

*CANCELLED* Farm Labor Law Info Sessions - Hornell

January 23, 2020
11am - 12:30pm
Hornel, NY

*CANCELLED* Farm Labor Law Info Sessions - Hornell

Join Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Farm Business Management Specialist with SWNYDLFC, and Agriculture Labor Specialists from NYS Department of Labor (DOL) to learn more about the new Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practices Act and how it will affect your farm business.

Modern On Farm Preparedness - Urgent Situations

January 23, 2020
1-4 pm
Perry, NY

Modern On Farm Preparedness - Urgent Situations

Preparedness for Urgent Situations.  Be Prepared for a fire, weather emergency or barn damage. Learn from NYCAMH and the local fire department how to prepare for the unexpected.  
On-Farm, 1-4 pm

Modern On Farm Preparedness - Urgent Situations - CANCELLED

January 23, 2020
1-4 pm
Truxton, NY


CANCELLED - Preparedness for Urgent Situations.  Be Prepared for a fire, weather emergency or barn damage.
1-4 pm, Cuyler Fire Department

Modern On-Farm Preparedness (All Sessions)

January 23 - February 27, 2020
1-2 pm Webinars, 1-4 pm On farm


Six sessions created to help farms prepare for modern situations
- Jan 23:  Urgent Situations (Cuyler Fire Department) *this session cancelled*
- Jan 30:  F.A.R.M 4.0 Update (live webinar, 2 locations Homer and Owego)
- Feb 6:  Activists (live webinar 2 locations Homer and Owego)
- Feb 13:  Social Media (Homer)
- Feb 20:  Disease Outbreaks & Biosecurity (live webinar, 2 locations Homer and Owego)
- Feb 27:  On Farm Safety - Prevention, Prevention, Prevention (on-farm, E-Z Acres, Homer) *this session cancelled*

NY Corn & Soybean Winter Expo

January 23, 2020
8:00am - 3:00pm
Liverpool, NY

NY Corn & Soybean Winter Expo

The New York Corn & Soybean Growers Association invites you to join us on Thursday, January 23, 2020 for our Winter Expo in Syracuse, New York.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER-ZACH JOHNSON, MILLENNIAL FARMER

Winter Crop Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 24, 2020
Registration & Tradeshow: 9am Presentations: 10 am - 3:15 pm
Ithaca, NY


The Winter Crop Meeting features Current and Emerging  Crop Production Topics 

Dairy Forage Options for Marginally Drained Land~ Cooperstown

January 27, 2020
1-3:00 pm
Cooperstown, NY


This workshop will be an informal discussion of what you can do to make the most of less than ideally drained fields.

Dairy Forage Options for Marginally Drained Land~ Norwich

January 28, 2020
1-3:00 pm
Norwich, NY


This workshop will be an informal discussion of what you can do to make the most of less than ideally drained fields.

Dairy Forage Options for Marginally Drained Land~ Morrisville

January 29, 2020
1-3:00 pm
Morrisville, NY


This workshop will be an informal discussion of what you can do to make the most of less than ideally drained fields.

Hemp Workshop St. Lawrence County(Madrid)

January 29, 2020
1:00pm - 3:30pm
Madrid, NY


Topics:
  • Plant biology and characteristics, different types, different varieties, growth requirements
  • How it's typically planted, managed and harvested
  • Update on NYS hemp regulations, permitting process
  • Current supply chain for hemp products including products that are currently being produced in New York as well as potential products

2019 Hemp Workshop - Lowville

January 30, 2020
1:00pm - 3:30pm
Lowville, NY


Topics:
  • Plant biology and characteristics, different types, different varieties, growth requirements
  • How it's typically planted, managed and harvested
  • Update on NYS hemp regulations, permitting process
  • Current supply chain for hemp products including products that are currently being produced in New York as well as potential products

Dairy Forage Options for Marginally Drained Land~ Fonda

January 30, 2020
1-3:00 pm
Fonda, NY


This workshop will be an informal discussion of what you can do to make the most of less than ideally drained fields.

Modern On Farm Preparedness - F.A.R.M. 4.0 Update

January 30, 2020
1-2 pm
Albion, NY

Modern On Farm Preparedness - F.A.R.M. 4.0 Update

The F.A.R.M. Program is evolving as farmers implement the program.  Learn about how farmers have used and gained benefits and how you can use the F.A.R.M. program.
Live Webinar, 1-2pm, 

Modern On Farm Preparedness - F.A.R.M. Update, Homer, NY

January 30, 2020
1-2 pm
Homer, NY


The F.A.R.M. Program is evolving as farmers implement the program.  Learn about how farmers have used and gained benefits and how you can use the F.A.R.M. program.
Live Webinar, 1-2pm, Farm Credit East, Homer

Modern On Farm Preparedness - F.A.R.M. Update, Owego, NY

January 30, 2020
1-2 pm
Owego, NY


The F.A.R.M. Program is evolving as farmers implement the program.  Learn about how farmers have used and gained benefits and how you can use the F.A.R.M. program.
Live Webinar, 1-2pm, CCE Tioga, Owego

Modern On-Farm Preparedness Program

January 30 - February 27, 2020
Times will vary.
Lowville, NY 13367, NY


Webinars can be accessed at the local site or signed in anywhere from a mobile device or computer.
Six consecutive Thursday afternoons: January 23 - February 27. Attend all sessions or individual sessions.
Registration is $10 per session or $50 for all six sessions.

Presenting organizations:
Cornell Cooperative Extension, NY State Cattle Health Assurance Program, American Dairy Association, and New York Center for Agriculture and Health.

NNY Locations:
CCE Jefferson Office, 203 N Hamilton St, Watertown,NY
Miner Institute Conference Room, 1034 Miner Farm Road, Chazy, NY



The Basics of Making Great Hay

January 30, 2020
9:30am-12:00pm
Lockport, NY


Feed is one of the biggest costs with raising livestock and making hay can be one of the biggest challenges. Come and learn the basics. 

The Basics of Making Great Hay

January 30, 2020
9:30am-12:00pm
Lockport, NY


Feed is one of the biggest costs with raising livestock and making hay can be one of the biggest challenges. Come and learn the basics. 

QuickBooks for Farmers and Growers

January 31 - February 21, 2020
1-3 pm
Morrisville, NY


Hands on classes for learning and using QuickBooks for farming operations. Save accounting and bookkeeping time (and money).

Spring Manure Handling and Safety Meeting

January 31, 2020
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Cortland, NY


This meeting is to help train farm and Ag service business employees to do their jobs safely and to help them meet the standards that concern them. Safe equipment and truck operation, responsible manure handling and application, and personal safety practices will be covered.

Fee will be $10/person at the door and covers lunch. Online registration is available or contact Donette Griffith to register; dg576@cornell.edu or call 607-391-2662.

Precision Ag Workshops - Niagara County Feb. 4th

February 4, 2020
10:00am - Noon
Lockport, NY

Precision Ag Workshops - Niagara County Feb. 4th

Interested in learning more about how Precision Agriculture can be implemented on your farm? This free series offers 3 different workshops on February 4, February 18, and March 5, 2020. 

Soybean & Small Grains Congress - Batavia Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 5, 2020
8:30a.m Registration. Program 10:00am - 3:30pm
Batavia, NY

Soybean & Small Grains Congress - Batavia Location

Please join Cornell Cooperative Extension's NWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Team for the annual Soybean & Small Grains Congress to be held at the Quality Inn & Suites, 8250 Park Road, Batavia, NY.

2020 Hemp Producer's Conference

February 6, 2020
9 am - 3 pm
Binghamton, NY


Cost of Conference is $30 per person and includes lunch. A scholarship for veterans is available. To register click here

Modern On Farm Preparedness - Activist Preparedness

February 6, 2020
1-2 pm
Batavia, NY

Modern On Farm Preparedness - Activist Preparedness

This session will address several aspects of dealing with activists, including good hiring practices, available resources for support, and a plan of who to contact if something happens on your farm. Learn how to talk about videos taken on other farms and how to prepare your employees for these events
1-2 pm

Modern On Farm Preparedness - Activist Preparedness, Homer, NY

February 6, 2020
1-2 pm
Homer, NY


This session will address several aspects of dealing with activists, including good hiring practices, available resources for support, and a plan of who to contact if something happens on your farm. Learn how to talk about videos taken on other farms and how to prepare your employees for these events
1-2 pm Farm Credit East, Homer

Modern On Farm Preparedness - Activist Preparedness, Owego, NY

February 6, 2020
1-2 pm
Owego, NY


This session will address several aspects of dealing with activists, including good hiring practices, available resources for support, and a plan of who to contact if something happens on your farm. Learn how to talk about videos taken on other farms and how to prepare your employees for these events
1-2 pm CCE Tioga, Owego

Soybean/Small Grains Congress - Waterloo Location

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 6, 2020
8:30am Registration. Program 10:00am - 3:30pm
Waterloo, NY

Soybean/Small Grains Congress - Waterloo Location

Please join Cornell Cooperative Extension's NWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Team for the annual Soybean & Small Grains Congress to be held at the Quality Inn, 2468 Route 414, Waterloo NY.

NYS Beef Winter Conference

February 7 - February 9, 2020
Syracuse, NY


The NYBPA is a group of beef producers dedicated to working together for the improvement of the beef industry. Never before in the history of the cattle industry has it been more important for you to stand up and be counted as a member of the New York Beef Producers' Association.

The pressures and influences from outside our industry are so varied and dangerous that no individual cattle producer - large or small - can possibly handle them alone. But working together, we can make a difference!

Precision Ag Workshops - Seneca County Feb. 7th

February 7, 2020
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ovid, NY

Precision Ag Workshops - Seneca County Feb. 7th

Interested in learning more about how Precision Agriculture can be implemented on your farm? This free series offers 3 different workshops on February 7th, March 3rd and April 3rd. 

2020 Corn Day

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 11, 2020
10 am-3 pm
Cooperstown, NY


CNYDLFC Annual Corn Day 2020

Dairy Managers Discussion Group - Session II **CANCELLED**

February 12, 2020
Noon lunch, meeting 1 - 3pm
Homer, NY


The Cortland Area Dairy Managers Discussion Group will host:
Dr Richard Stup from Cornell Agricultural Workforce Development.  
Discussion around Farms' Responses to Ag Labor Laws


Modern On Farm Preparedness - Social Media

February 13, 2020
1-4 pm
Oakfield, NY

Modern On Farm Preparedness - Social Media

How to respond to negative comments on farm pages. Resources to tap into and people you can call for effective responses.
1-4 pm 

Modern On Farm Preparedness - Social Media

February 13, 2020
1-4 pm
Homer, NY


How to respond to negative comments on farm pages. Resources to tap into and people you can call for effective responses.
1-4pm
Farm Credit East, Homer

Grazing Dairy Discussion Group

February 14, 2020
12:00-2:00pm
Canton, NY


RSVP with Casey Havekes at cdh238@cornell.edu or Betsy Hodge at bmf9@cornell.edu or call the office at 315-379-9192 ext. 227

Cost is $5.00 for Lunch

**CANCELLED**2020 Winter Update - Steuben County

February 18, 2020
9:30am - 1:30pm
Hornell, NY

**CANCELLED**2020 Winter Update - Steuben County

Meet the newly formed team consisting of four specialists working in the areas of Farm Business Management, Field Crops, Dairy, and Livestock as they present timely and helpful information for your farm business!

Precision Ag Workshops - Niagara County Feb. 18th

February 18, 2020
10:00am - Noon
Lockport, NY

Precision Ag Workshops - Niagara County Feb. 18th

Interested in learning more about how Precision Agriculture can be implemented on your farm? This free series offers 3 different workshops on February 4, February 18, and March 5, 2020. 

Automated Milking System (AMS) Management Discussion Group - Homer, NY

February 19, 2020
5:30pm - 8:00pm
Homer, NY

Automated Milking System (AMS) Management Discussion Group - Homer, NY

AMS daily task efficiency is the topic for this discussion group meeting, with future discussion group topics to include: lameness and cow comfort, milk production, and AMS maintenance.

Modern On Farm Preparedness - Disease Outbreaks & Biosecurity

February 20, 2020
1-2 pm
Warsaw, NY

Modern On Farm Preparedness - Disease Outbreaks & Biosecurity

 Do you have a plan in place if there is a disease outbreak on the farm? Dr Melanie Hemenway, State Veterinarian, will provide concrete steps to deal with disease outbreaks and make biosecurity recommendations for prevention.
1-2 pm 

Modern On Farm Preparedness - Disease Outbreaks & Biosecurity, Homer, NY

February 20, 2020
1-2 pm
Homer, NY


 Do you have a plan in place if there is a disease outbreak on the farm? Dr Melanie Hemenway, State Veterinarian, will provide concrete steps to deal with disease outbreaks and make biosecurity recommendations for prevention.
1-2 pm 
Farm Credit East, Homer

Modern On Farm Preparedness - Disease Outbreaks & Biosecurity, Owego, NY

February 20, 2020
1-2 pm
Owego, NY


 Do you have a plan in place if there is a disease outbreak on the farm? Dr Melanie Hemenway, State Veterinarian, will provide concrete steps to deal with disease outbreaks and make biosecurity recommendations for prevention.
1-2 pm 
CCE Tioga, Owego

Precision Ag Workshops - Genesee County Feb. 20th

February 20, 2020
10:00am - Noon
Batavia, NY

Precision Ag Workshops - Genesee County Feb. 20th

Interested in learning more about how Precision Agriculture can be implemented on your farm? This free series offers 3 different workshops on February 20, March 6, and March 27, 2020. 

2020 Winter Update - Cattaraugus County

February 25, 2020
9:30am - 1:30pm
Ellicottville, NY

2020 Winter Update - Cattaraugus County

Meet the newly formed team consisting of four specialists working in the areas of Farm Business Management, Field Crops, Dairy, and Livestock as they present timely and helpful information for your farm business!

Connecting The Dots: Linking Dollars to Dairy Grazing Decisions

February 25, 2020
11am-3pm
Tully, NY

Connecting The Dots: Linking Dollars to Dairy Grazing Decisions

Join us for a conversation about how to plan and manage your grazing system to achieve the results that you want! Madison County Grazing Specialist and veteran grazier Troy Bishop, aka The Grass Whisperer, will be on hand to facilitate a discussion around grazing approaches and planning tools.

Crop Risk Management Series for New and Beginning Farmers~Cooperstown

February 25 - March 3, 2020
6-8 pm
Cooperstown, NY


The CNY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team is hosting a 2-part mini series designed to teach producers about the importance of managing risk on their farm enterprise.

CANCELLED - Automated Milking System (AMS) Management Discussion Group - Mt. Morris, NY

February 26, 2020
5:30pm - 8:00pm
Mount Morris, NY

CANCELLED - Automated Milking System (AMS) Management Discussion Group - Mt. Morris, NY

EVENT CANCELLED - Will be Rescheduled at a Later Date. 
Milk Quality Management in AMS systems will be our first topic, with future discussion group topics to include: lameness and cow comfort, milk production, AMS daily task efficiency, and AMS maintenance. 

CANCELLED! Crop Risk Management Series for New and Beginning Farmers~Morrisville

February 26 - March 4, 2020
6-8 pm
Morrisville, NY


The CNY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team is hosting a 2-part mini series designed to teach producers about the importance of managing risk on their farm enterprise.

On-Farm Transition Cow Support w/ Alltech (Spanish & English)

February 26, 2020
11-3pm
Homer, NY

On-Farm Transition Cow Support w/ Alltech (Spanish & English)

Alltech's On-Farm Support Specialist, Jorge Delgado will be leading discussion around Transition Cow Care and the Maternity Pen.  Both Spanish and English speaking employees and owners are invited to attend!
This is great opportunity to come together over a meal to troubleshoot problems on-farm, and bridge gaps between owners and employees, including language barriers!

CANCELLED! Crop Risk Management Series for New and Beginning Farmers~Ballston Spa

February 27 - March 5, 2020
6-8 pm
Ballston Spa, NY


The CNY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team is hosting a 2-part mini series designed to teach producers about the importance of managing risk on their farm enterprise.

Modern On Farm Preparedness - On-Farm Safety - CANCELLED

February 27, 2020
1-4 pm
Homer, NY


 Accidents happen, but this session will focus on prevention and also address accident response.
1-4 pm 
E-Z Acres, Homer, NY

The Basics of Making Great Hay

February 29, 2020
9:30am-12:00pm
Lockport, NY

The Basics of Making Great Hay

Feed is one of the biggest costs with raising livestock and making hay can be one of the biggest challenges. Come and learn the basics. 

**CANCELLED**2020 Winter Update - Allegany County

March 3, 2020
9:30am - 1:30pm
Belmont, NY

**CANCELLED**2020 Winter Update - Allegany County

Meet the newly formed team consisting of four specialists working in the areas of Farm Business Management, Field Crops, Dairy, and Livestock as they present timely and helpful information for your farm business!

Precision Ag Workshops - Seneca County March 3rd

March 3, 2020
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ovid, NY

Precision Ag Workshops - Seneca County March 3rd

Interested in learning more about how Precision Agriculture can be implemented on your farm? This free series offers 3 different workshops on February 7th, March 3rd and April 3rd. 

Automated Milking System Discussion Group

March 4, 2020
5:30pm - 8:00pm
Ellicottville, NY

Automated Milking System Discussion Group

Join us for our next round of discussion groups focused on producers using Automated Milking System technology.

**New Date** Modern On Farm Preparedness - On-Farm Safety

March 5, 2020
1-4 pm
Strykersville, NY

**New Date** Modern On Farm Preparedness - On-Farm Safety

 Accidents happen, but this session will focus on prevention and also address accident response.
1-4 pm at Breezyhill Dairy, 2705 N Sheldon Rd, Strykersville, NY.

Precision Ag Workshops - Niagara County March 5th

March 5, 2020
10:00am - Noon
Lockport, NY

Precision Ag Workshops - Niagara County March 5th

Interested in learning more about how Precision Agriculture can be implemented on your farm? This free series offers 3 different workshops on February 4, February 18, and March 5, 2020. 

Precision Ag Workshops - Genesee County March 6th

March 6, 2020
10:00am - Noon
Batavia, NY

Precision Ag Workshops - Genesee County March 6th

Interested in learning more about how Precision Agriculture can be implemented on your farm? This free series offers 3 different workshops on February 20, March 6, and March 27, 2020. 

Spring Manure Handling and Safety Meeting

March 6, 2020
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Cortland, NY

Spring Manure Handling and Safety Meeting

This meeting is to help train farm and Ag service business employees to do their jobs safely and to help them meet the standards that concern them. Safe equipment and truck operation, responsible manure handling and application, and personal safety practices will be covered.



28th Annual Rural Landowners Workshop

March 7, 2020
9:00am - 3:00pm
Yorkshire, NY

28th Annual Rural Landowners Workshop

On Saturday, March 7, 2020 Cornell Cooperative Extension will be sponsoring the 28th Annual Rural Landowner Workshop. The program will begin at 9:00 AM and end at 3:00 PM. Following the opening session there will be three concurrent sessions with multiple classes per session to choose from.

Meat Marketing Workshop ~ Morrisville

March 9, 2020
5-7:30 pm
Morrisville, NY


Join us for the Profitable Meat Marketing workshop to find out if you are covering all your meat marketing costs-including your TIME-and bringing in a profit. 

**CANCELLED** 2020 Winter Update - Erie County

March 10, 2020
9:30am - 1:30pm
East Aurora, NY

**CANCELLED** 2020 Winter Update - Erie County

Meet the newly formed team consisting of four specialists working in the areas of Farm Business Management, Field Crops, Dairy, and Livestock as they present timely and helpful information for your farm business!

2020 Dairy Day

March 10, 2020
10:00am-3:30pm
Cooperstown, NY


How can YOU improve your milk price and milk income?

New York Certified Organic March Meeting

March 10, 2020
10 am
Waterloo, NY

New York Certified Organic March Meeting

Dewey, a reporter with the USDA Market News Service, Greeley, CO, will talk about the domestic organic grain market. Kilpatrick will share from his 20-plus years of experience in the quality organic grains, feed ingredients, and custom fertilizer industry. 

Winchell, who has practiced dairy nutrition for more than 20 years and specializes in forage quality and mycotoxin control, will talk about managing mycotoxins in forages. Hanchar, with the Cornell Cooperative Extension Northwest NY Ag Team, will review a four-year economic study on transitioning to organic crop production at the Aurora Research Farm.

2020 Steuben County Crop Symposium

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 11, 2020
9am - 1pm
Bath, NY

2020 Steuben County Crop Symposium

Updates regarding the WPS created to protect employees in agribusiness fields, including farms, forests, nurseries, and greenhouses from work related exposure to agricultural pesticides; Dealing with the Double Whammy of Sudden Death Syndrome and Soybean Cyst Nematode Expansion in NY; The Biology and Ecology of Palmer amaranth and Waterhemp: what you need to know, now, to avoid problems later.

New York Beef Producers' Association Region 2 Annual Meeting

March 14, 2020
6:00pm
Little Valley, NY


Join beef producers from Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties for their annual regional business meeting, followed by dinner and guest speakers sharing presentations centered around Feeder to Finish. Everyone with an interest in the beef industry is welcome to attend - membership in the association is not required.

Topics covered provide BQA re-certification credits.


New York Beef Producers' Association Region 1 Annual Dinner & Meeting

March 16, 2020
6:00pm
Alden, NY


Join beef producers from Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans, and Wyoming counties for their annual regional dinner and business meeting. The guest speaker will be Karen Wheatley with Premier Select Sires.

***CANCELLED**** 2020 Chemung County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board Training

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 17, 2020
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Big Flats, NY

***CANCELLED**** 2020 Chemung County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board Training

Presented by: NYS Dept of Environmental Conservation and Cortland CCE
Topics include: Hemp as an Agricultural Crop, Herbicide Resistant Weeds at our Doorstep and their Management, Pesticide Record Keeping, Succession Planning and Farmland Protection Updates and Grants

**CANCELLED**Laing Gro TIMAC Agro USA Winter 2020

March 17, 2020
10am - 2pm
North Collins, NY


EVENT CANCELLED: The meeting that was set to be hosted by Timac Agro USA and Laing-Gro at Langford Fire hall on Tuesday, March 17th has been canceled. Thank you to everyone for your interest in coming to this event. 




** CANCELED ** Certified Pesticide Applicator Training 3/18 & 3/20 - Albion, NY

March 18 - March 20, 2020
8:00am - 12:30pm Registration begins at 7:45am
Albion, NY

** CANCELED ** Certified Pesticide Applicator Training 3/18 & 3/20 - Albion, NY

Given the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, this event has been canceled. 

***CANCELLED*** LEAF 2020: Interpreting Soil Sample Reports

March 19, 2020
6pm - 8pm
Jamestown, NY


In this workshop, led by Josh Putman, Field Crops Specialist with Cornell Cooperative Extension's Southwest NY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Regional Team, participants will have the opportunity to learn more about soil sampling. Topics to be covered include why it's important to sample soils, how to take a soil sample, the difference between a pH test and a full analysis soil sample, and how to read a soil sample report. We'll also have a hands-on portion for this workshop that will include a demonstration on using the Cornell pH Test Kit, practice examples on how to determine fertilizer and lime application rates based on your sample report, and how to determine your soil type. 

COVID-19 and Your Dairy

March 20, 2020
10 am


Richard Stup, PhD, Cornell Agricultural Workforce Development and Rob Lynch, DVM, Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY

Topics include: why prevention of the coronavirus/COVID-19 is important, steps that employers should take to protect employees, animal health considerations, what to do if service providers are not available, disaster contingency plans, cross-training of employees who can fill other roles, business resources for employers, and pending federal and state legislation related to coronavirus and employees.

COVID-19 and Your Dairy, Webinar on Friday, March 20 @10 AM EST

March 20, 2020
10am - 11am

COVID-19 and Your Dairy, Webinar on Friday, March 20 @10 AM EST

Steps that dairy managers should consider to protect their workforce, their business and their markets. https://agworkforce.cals.cornell.edu/2020/03/18/covid-19-and-your-dairy-webinar-on-friday-march-20-10-am-est/ 

****POSTPONED**** New York Pork Producers Annual Meeting

March 21, 2020
7:45 AM
Waterloo, NY


****POSTPONED****

Updated 3/10/20

In light of the emerging health threat and travel restrictions imposed by COVID-19, caused by the novel coronavirus, the NY Pork Producers Annual Meeting, set for March 21st, has been postponed. The event will be rescheduled once the threat has passed, and a new date is determined. If you have pre-paid your registration and would like a refund, contact info@newyorkpork.org to make the request. Otherwise, the registration fee will be saved and applied to the upcoming rescheduled meeting.

***

The NY Pork Producers are hosting their annual meeting on Saturday, March 21st, at the Quality Inn located at 2468 NYS 414, Waterloo, NY. Registration starts at 7:45. The focus of this year's meeting will be on how to prepare for an on-farm crisis, with guest speakers from the National Pork Board. The cost of the event is $10/person, including lunch, and the deadline to register is March 13th. The registration sheet is attached or can be obtained by contacting Amy Barkley.

***CANCELLED*** Make a Business Plan that Doesn't Sit on a Shelf

March 21, 2020
10am - 12noon
Jamestown, NY

***CANCELLED*** Make a Business Plan that Doesn't Sit on a Shelf

Business plans for farms are often viewed as yet another chore to do and usually result in dusty binders taking up space on the office shelf. Let's chat with Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Farm Business Management Specialist with Cornell Cooperative Extension's SWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program, on developing business plans that can do more and will benefit your farm business. 

***CANCELLED*** Field Crop and Forage Topics with Pioneer Seed

March 24, 2020
Registration: 10:30 am Program 11 am- 2 pm
Dryden, NY


With deepest regrets, we must cancel this educational event due to COVID-19 regulations. 

**CCA & DEC Categories 1A and 21 receive 1.25 credits **

Co-sponsored with VanPelt Farms & Pioneer Seed

**CANCELLED** Cortland County Agriculture Celebration Banquet

March 24, 2020
6:30 pm
Solon, NY

**CANCELLED** Cortland County Agriculture Celebration Banquet

8th Annual Cortland County Agriculture Celebration Banquet
**CANCELLED**
Bringing together agriculture, community and business to celebrate our
agricultural heritage and accomplishments.


***POSTPONED- TBD*** Pesticide Applicator Training

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 25, 2020
Dryden, NY

***POSTPONED- TBD*** Pesticide Applicator Training

**WE WILL BE RESCHEDULING A NEW DATE FOR THIS EVENT.**
Who Should Attend:
Individuals seeking a license for the use of pesticides on their own properties (Private License).
Individuals seeking a Commercial License (Please note: This course will provide a basic introduction to safe pesticide handling and use but additional coursework and experience may be necessary for eligibility).
Current applicators seeking Re-Certification Credits.

***POSTPONED*** Calf Care Meeting w/ Purina (Spanish & English)

March 25, 2020
11:30 lunch, Meeting Noon - 1:30pm
Tully, NY

***POSTPONED*** Calf Care Meeting w/ Purina (Spanish & English)

This meeting is being postponed to adhere to COVID-19 guidelines at this time. Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

Tentative planning for this meeting is the last week in April - stay tuned for more information or contact Betsy Hicks at bjh246@cornell.edu.

Purina's On-Farm Support Specialists, Ranatta Young, DVM and Felix Soriano will be leading discussion around Calf Care.  Both Spanish and English speaking employees are invited to attend!



Livestock Trainings Offered Online

March 25 - December 31, 2020


During this time away from the field we have had quite a few producer's asking about certifications offered online.

***CANCELLED/POSTPONED*** CORE Pesticide Training & NYSDEC Exam - Jamestown, NY

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 26, 2020
9AM - 12PM
Jamestown, NY


Josh Putman, Field Crops Specialist with the Southwest NY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program will provide an overview of the basic information involved in the pesticide application certification process and will present the basics of Integrated Pest Management (IPM).

**CANCELED** - Precision Ag Workshops - Genesee County March 27th

March 27, 2020
10:00am - Noon
Batavia, NY

**CANCELED** - Precision Ag Workshops - Genesee County March 27th

Given the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, this event has been canceled. 

***CANCELLED*** New York Beef Producers' Association Region 4 Annual Meeting

March 28, 2020
1:00pm
Belmont, NY


Join beef producers from Allegany and Steuben counties for their annual regional business meeting, followed by presentations from the newly formed SWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Team and Dr. Dan Tracy with Multimin USA. Everyone with an interest in the beef industry is welcome to attend - membership in the association is not required.

***CANCELLED*** 2020 Winter Update - Chautauqua County

March 31, 2020
9:30am - 1:30pm
Jamestown, NY

***CANCELLED*** 2020 Winter Update - Chautauqua County

Meet the newly formed team consisting of four specialists working in the areas of Farm Business Management, Field Crops, Dairy, and Livestock as they present timely and helpful information for your farm business!

***CANCELLED*** Is Agri-tourism Right for You?

March 31, 2020
6pm - 8pm
Jamestown, NY

***CANCELLED*** Is Agri-tourism Right for You?

Inviting the public onto your farm or agribusiness might be an intimidating prospect - but an important one to help promote our local agricultural industry and your farm business - along with a diversified stream of income. Join Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Farm Business Management Specialist with Cornell Cooperative Extension's SWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program as she discusses the advantages, challenges, and unexpected details that come with inviting any group of people onto the farm.


** CANCELED ** OSHA Compliant Fit Testing & Training

April 1, 2020
9am, 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, & 3pm.
Pultneyville, NY


Given the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, this event has been canceled. 

** CANCELED ** Pesticide Applicator Training and Credit Course - Warsaw, NY

April 2, 2020
Core Training 8:15am - 12:15pm DEC Exam begins at 1:00pm
Warsaw, NY

** CANCELED ** Pesticide Applicator Training and Credit Course - Warsaw, NY

Given the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, this event has been canceled. 

***CANCELLED*** Minding Your Marketing Ps and Qs Starts with a Marketing Plan

April 2, 2020
1pm - 4pm
Irving, NY

***CANCELLED*** Minding Your Marketing Ps and Qs Starts with a Marketing Plan

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County will be offering a workshop for anyone interested in gaining foundational knowledge about creating a marketing plan for agricultural businesses led by Katelyn Walley-Stoll of the Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program. 

***CANCELLED/POSTPONED*** CORE Pesticide Training & NYSDEC Exam - Bath, NY

Event Offers DEC Credits

April 2, 2020
9AM - 12PM
Bath, NY


Planning to reschedule this for later this spring. Josh Putman, Field Crops Specialist with the Southwest NY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program will provide an overview of the basic information involved in the pesticide application certification process and will present the basics of Integrated Pest Management (IPM).

FARM Program Continuing Education

April 2, 2020

** CANCELED ** Precision Ag Workshops - Seneca County April 3rd

April 3, 2020
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ovid, NY

** CANCELED ** Precision Ag Workshops - Seneca County April 3rd

Given the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, this event has been canceled. 

FARM Program Continuing Education

April 3, 2020

** CANCELED ** 2020 Agronomy Scout School

Event Offers DEC Credits

April 4, 2020
CANCELED

** CANCELED ** 2020 Agronomy Scout School

CANCELED AGRONOMY SCOUT SCHOOL
Due to Cornell University and Governor's announcement that all SUNY/ campuses go to remote learning to mitigate the spread of COVID19, locally, it has been decided to cancel the Agronomy Scout School and all activities held on campus. We plan to reschedule this event for a later date, pending further knowledge of the COVID19 mitigation regulations state and nationwide. Thank you for your understanding. Sincerely, NWNY & SWNY Field Crops Team

**CANCELLED/POSTPONED**2020 Agronomy Scout School

Event Offers DEC Credits

April 4, 2020
8:00am - 5:30pm
Geneseo, NY

**CANCELLED/POSTPONED**2020 Agronomy Scout School

EVENT CANCELLED/POSTPONED: Due to Cornell University and Governor's announcement that all SUNY campuses go to remote learning to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, locally. It has been decided to cancel the 2020 Agronomy Scout School that was set to be held on Saturday, April 4th. We plan to reschedule this event for a later date, pending further knowledge of the COVID-19 mitigation regulations both in the state and nationwide. Refunds will be made to everyone who paid thus far. 
Thank you for your understanding.
Sincerely, the NWNY & SWNY Field Crops Team.
g in soybeans, alfalfa, corn and small grains. 

** CANCELED ** OSHA Compliant Fit Testing & Training

April 9, 2020
9am, 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, & 3pm.
Pultneyville, NY


Given the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, this event has been canceled. 

FARM Program Continuing Education

April 9, 2020

FARM Program Continuing Education

April 10, 2020

FARM Program Continuing Education

April 13, 2020

Agriculture Workforce Development Training Skills for Dairy Farmers English Workshop

April 14, 2020
6:30-8pm


Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers~Online Webinars

Equine Seminar Series - Equine Pasture Management

April 14, 2020
7:00pm EST


Join NWNY Team's Jodi Putman as she explores best management practices for equine pasture management. Topics include the basics of establishment, species to use, fertility, rotation, grazing patterns, and when to restore/renovate.

Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers - NOW being offered ONLINE

April 14, 2020


Growing Great People:
English Version
Tue 4/14/2020 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Join Zoom Meeting
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/220191306

Meeting ID: 220 191 306

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Spanish Version
Thu 4/16/2020 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/293244800

Meeting ID: 293 244 800

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Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers English Webinar

April 14, 2020
6:30- 8:00 pm

Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers English Webinar

The four hands-on regional training workshops "Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers. Become an Effective On-The-Job Trainer" scheduled in April by Cornell Ag Workforce Development in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension are being rescheduled as online webinars. Separate webinars will be held in English and Spanish: April 14 - English | 6:30 to 8:00 PM and April 16 - Spanish | 12:00 to 1:30 PM. Participation is free and registration is not required. The webinars will be recorded and available after the event. In-person trainings conducted simultaneously in English and Spanish will be rescheduled in fall. 

Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers English Webinar

April 14, 2020
6:30pm-8pm


The four hands-on regional training workshops "Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers. Become an Effective On-The-Job Trainer" scheduled in April by Cornell Ag Workforce Development in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension are being rescheduled as online webinars. 
Separate webinars will be held in English and Spanish: 
Participation is free and registration is not required. The webinars will be recorded and available after the event. In-person training conducted simultaneously in English and Spanish will be rescheduled in fall.

Effective training contribute to success of employees and the farm business. With training employees learn how to best complete their task and why it is important to the farm's success. When employees have the knowledge, skills, and attitude needed to do the job right and understand why it should be done this way it:

• saves time and avoids problems
• makes people feel important and involved, which keeps them engaged and reduces employee turnover

NY Beef Producers Region 4 Roundtable Discussion

April 14, 2020
7:00pm - 8:30pm


Join the Region 4 beef producers of Allegany and Steuben counties to discuss current issues and concerns related to production and processing. All beef producers are welcome to join. If you are interested in participating in this event, please contact Lynn Bliven at lao3@cornell.edu or (585) 268-7644 ext. 18. 

WEBINAR: Growing Great People - Training Skills for Dairy Farmers (English)

April 14, 2020
6:30pm - 8:00pm

WEBINAR: Growing Great People - Training Skills for Dairy Farmers (English)

We are offering this free webinar in English and Spanish to help dairy farm operators and middle managers improve their ability to train and supervise employees.

Disruption to Key Personnel on the Farm: Developing Contingency Plans Webinar

April 15, 2020
1pm - 2pm


On many farms, multiple people might be able to do, or train others on, many day-to-day tasks, but fewer can take care of management tasks that occur daily, weekly, or monthly. This webinar will focus on developing plans to backup people who perform key management tasks, from middle to senior management roles, if they are unable to work.

Virtual Meeting Hours for Livestock Questions

April 15, 2020
2:00pm


Ashley McFarland, Area Livestock Specialist of the Central NY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Team will be hosting virtual meeting hours to answer any questions livestock farms may have at this time. If you are interested in participating, contact Ashley at (315) 604 - 2156 or at am2876@cornell.edu.

*CANCELED* Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers

April 16, 2020
12:00- 4:00 pm
Canandaigua, NY

*CANCELED* Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers

Given the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, this event has been canceled. We are working on developing an online version of this class in April.  More details soon!

Become an Effective On-The-Job Trainer through this bilingual workshop!

Agriculture Workforce Development Training Skills for Dairy Farmers Spanish Workshop

April 16, 2020
Noon-1:30 pm


Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers~Online Webinars

Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers Spanish Webinar

April 16, 2020
12:00-1:30 pm

Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers Spanish Webinar

The four hands-on regional training workshops "Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers. Become an Effective On-The-Job Trainer" scheduled in April by Cornell Ag Workforce Development in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension are being rescheduled as online webinars. Separate webinars will be held in English and Spanish: April 14 - English | 6:30 to 8:00 PM and April 16 - Spanish | 12:00 to 1:30 PM. Participation is free and registration is not required. The webinars will be recorded and available after the event. In-person trainings conducted simultaneously in English and Spanish will be rescheduled in fall. 

Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers Spanish Webinar

April 16, 2020
12pm-1:30pm


The four hands-on regional training workshops "Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers. Become an Effective On-The-Job Trainer" scheduled in April by Cornell Ag Workforce Development in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension are being rescheduled as online webinars. 
Separate webinars will be held in English and Spanish: 
Participation is free and registration is not required. The webinars will be recorded and available after the event. In-person training conducted simultaneously in English and Spanish will be rescheduled in fall.

Effective training contribute to success of employees and the farm business. With training employees learn how to best complete their task and why it is important to the farm's success. When employees have the knowledge, skills, and attitude needed to do the job right and understand why it should be done this way it:

• saves time and avoids problems
• makes people feel important and involved, which keeps them engaged and reduces employee turnover

Navigating the CARES Act - An Analysis for Dairy from IDFA

April 16, 2020
2pm - 3pm


With President Trump's signing of the CARES Act on March 27, 2020, emergency provisions have been enacted to attempt to stabilize the United States economy and help protect employers and employees during the COVID-19 crisis. This historic two trillion dollar bill contains provisions designed to keep businesses running, but can be burdensome to employers and employees alike, to understand and navigate the new legislation.

Special Dairy Foods Industry Office Hours from Cornell's Institute for Food Safety

April 16, 2020
4pm - 5pm


Join the Dairy Foods Research Centers for a special Dairy Foods Industry Office Hours focused on how the Dairy Foods Industry is addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. This special online session will allow you to speak directly to a panel of experts from the Dairy Foods Research Centers, Dairy Management, Ecolab and Matrix Sciences International. See below for the complete list of panelists.

WEBINAR: Growing Great People - Training Skills for Dairy Farmers (Spanish)

April 16, 2020
12:00pm - 1:30pm

WEBINAR: Growing Great People - Training Skills for Dairy Farmers (Spanish)

We are offering this free webinar in English and Spanish to help dairy farm operators and middle managers improve their ability to train and supervise employees.

Virtual Dairy Discussion - Disbudding

April 21, 2020
11am-12pm

Virtual Dairy Discussion - Disbudding

Virtual Dairy Discussion
While we are unable to gather on farm, we can still gather virtually. Please join us on April 21st and/or May 5th from 11am-noon via zoom to discuss dairy management topics. This free event is for dairy producers in the Southwest NY Region.

The main speaker will be Alycia Drwencke, Dairy Management Specialist with the SWNYDLFC team. Teresa McMahon and Ginny Carlberg, FarmNet representatives will be joining us with tips on managing stress during difficult times. Lynn Bliven, CCE Allegany will serve as our moderator and Zoom coordinator. Following the main presentation of approximately 30 minutes, we will have open discussion.

On April 21st the main topic will be disbudding and May 5th will cover fitness for transport

To participate please email Lynn Bliven (LAO3@cornell.edu) to pre-register.
Lynn will send a confirmation email and logistics for the Zoom session.


Updates for Producers on the USDA COVID-19 Relief & PPP

April 23, 2020
7-8 pm


Updates for producers on the USDA Covid-19 Relief to Farmers and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

Dairy Women's Virtual Social

April 24, 2020
12:30 pm - 2 pm


Women from all walks of Dairy are invited to attend!

Guest presenter Kate Downes of NYFarmNet will give a brief presentation geared towards coping with stress in the current times, but the main focus of the meeting will be for dairy women to have a place to socialize and catch up virtually!


Meat Marketing Workshop ~ via Zoom

April 27, 2020
6-8 pm


Join us for the Profitable Meat Marketing workshop to find out if you are covering all your meat marketing costs-including your TIME-and bringing in a profit. 

Minding Your Marketing Ps, Qs (and Cs) Begins with a Marketing Plan

April 28 - May 1, 2020


On-Line Series, April 28, 29 and May 1
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County is offering a guided online workshop series for anyone interested in gaining foundational knowledge about creating a marketing plan for agricultural businesses. The series will be led by Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Business Management Specialist and Team Leader for the Southwestern New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team.



Stress Management and Mental Health Awareness

April 29, 2020
9am - 11am


Webinar on Stress Management offered

Stress Management and Mental Health Awareness Webinar

April 29, 2020
9am - 11am


Join Kate and Brenda of NY FarmNet as they discuss managing stress and the impact it can have on mental health, building resiliency, suicide prevention, and the importance of breaking down the stigma related to these topics. 

Webinar in Spanish: Milk Quality Part II- Treatment Decisions Based on Mastitis Type

April 29, 2020
12:30pm


Webinar in Spanish: Milk Quality Part II- Treatment Decisions Based on Mastitis Type
April 29, 2020 at 12:30 p.m. EST
Presenter: Dr. Paula Ospina

Join this webinar

Although mastitis results in changes in milk quality, it is not always caused by the same bugs. Treatment and management decisions should reflect these differences. This webinar will focus on the differences in treatment and management practices based on mastitis type (environmental vs. contagious).

Aunque la mastitis siempre resulta en cambios en la calidad de leche, no es siempre causada por las mismas bacterias. Decisiones de tratamiento y manejo deben de tener esto en cuenta. Este entrenamiento enfocar? en las diferencias en tratamiento y manejo basado en el tipo de mastitis (del medio ambiente vs. contagiosas).

Spring 2020 Poultry Management Series: Small Flocks for Beginners **Little Bitty Babies**

April 30, 2020
6pm-7pm


SPRING 2020 POULTRY MANAGEMENT SERIES: SMALL FLOCKS FOR BEGINNERS
A timely, research-based virtual classroom series to help small flock owners be successful

Cornell Cooperative Extension's Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program (SWNYDLFC) is committed to continuing to provide educational opportunities to farmers in our region as they work daily to provide safe and abundant food for consumers. Poultry can be a low-cost enterprise for farms, which provides fresh eggs and meat for families and communities. SWNYDLFC is excited to announce that Amy Barkley, the team's Livestock and Beginning Farm Specialist, will be hosting a 4-part virtual classroom series focused on the management of small poultry flocks.

Dairy Labor Discussion Group Zoom Meeting

May 1, 2020
12-1:30 pm

Dairy Labor Discussion Group Zoom Meeting

Wonder how other farms are managing overtime?
Looking for new management ideas and strategies?

Join this group to discuss the financial impacts of and management strategies for overtime with other farmers.

Creating Consumer Friendly Bulk Meat Sales - Online Workshop

May 4, 2020
7:00pm


The situation facing us today is challenging. While conventional markets for livestock have cooled as large processors slow down production or temporarily close, NY farms are faced with a unique opportunity to market meat directly to the consumer. This workshop is designed to equip the producer with clear and simple steps towards making bulk meat sales, such as quarters, halves, and mixed-cut bundles. 

Creating Consumer Friendly Bulk Meat Sales Webinar

May 4, 2020
7pm


The situation facing us today is challenging. While conventional markets for livestock have cooled as large processors slow down production or temporarily close, NY farms are faced with a unique opportunity to market meat directly to the consumer. This workshop is designed to equip the producer with clear and simple steps towards making bulk meat sales, such as quarters, halves, and mixed-cut bundles. We'll cover "how to" tips to help you get started quickly. Join Ag. Marketing Consultant, Matt LeRoux, for this online workshop that covers understanding the consumer, pricing, product formats, and reaching consumers.

Spring 2020 SWNY Beef Industry Virtual Summit

May 5, 2020
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Spring 2020 SWNY Beef Industry Virtual Summit

The SWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Team is partnering with CCE Steuben to host the Spring 2020 SWNY Beef Industry Virtual Summit. The meeting will be held over Zoom, with call-in option available. The meeting is planned for Tuesday, May 5th, from 6:30pm - 8:00pm. Ariel Kirk with CCE Steuben and Amy Barkley with SWNYDLFC will facilitate the meeting and will be encouraging input from producers and educator/industry personnel to fuel the discussion. Possible discussion topics include what is important to each individual as a member of the industry, market opportunities, business development, current challenges in the face of COVID-19, and future programming ideas for CCE. Pre-registration is required. Call or email Amy Barkley (amb544@cornell.edu / 716-640-0844) or Ariel Kirk (adk39@cornell.edu / 607-664-2574) to register and receive the Zoom link.

Virtual Dairy Discussion - Fitness for Transport

May 5, 2020
11am-12pm

Virtual Dairy Discussion - Fitness for Transport

Virtual Dairy Discussion
While we are unable to gather on farm, we can still gather virtually. Please join us on April 21st and/or May 5th from 11am-noon via zoom to discuss dairy management topics. This free event is for dairy producers in the Southwest NY Region.

The main speaker will be Alycia Drwencke, Dairy Management Specialist with the SWNYDLFC team. Teresa McMahon and Ginny Carlberg, FarmNet representatives will be joining us with tips on managing stress during difficult times. Lynn Bliven, CCE Allegany will serve as our moderator and Zoom coordinator. Following the main presentation of approximately 30 minutes, we will have open discussion.

On April 21st the main topic will be disbudding and May 5th will cover fitness for transport

To participate please email Lynn Bliven (LAO3@cornell.edu) to pre-register.
Lynn will send a confirmation email and logistics for the Zoom session.

Spring 2020 Poultry Mgmt Series: Small Flocks for Beginners *Poultry Rearing, Health & Biosecurity*

May 7, 2020
6pm-7pm


SPRING 2020 POULTRY MANAGEMENT SERIES: SMALL FLOCKS FOR BEGINNERS
A timely, research-based virtual classroom series to help small flock owners be successful

Cornell Cooperative Extension's Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program (SWNYDLFC) is committed to continuing to provide educational opportunities to farmers in our region as they work daily to provide safe and abundant food for consumers. Poultry can be a low-cost enterprise for farms, which provides fresh eggs and meat for families and communities. SWNYDLFC is excited to announce that Amy Barkley, the team's Livestock and Beginning Farm Specialist, will be hosting a 4-part virtual classroom series focused on the management of small poultry flocks.

Creating Consumer Friendly Bulk Meat Sales - Online Workshop

May 13, 2020
7:00pm


The situation facing us today is challenging. While conventional markets for livestock have cooled as large processors slow down production or temporarily close, NY farms are faced with a unique opportunity to market meat directly to the consumer. This workshop is designed to equip the producer with clear and simple steps towards making bulk meat sales, such as quarters, halves, and mixed-cut bundles. 

Creating Consumer Friendly Bulk Meat Sales Webinar

May 13, 2020
7pm


The situation facing us today is challenging. While conventional markets for livestock have cooled as large processors slow down production or temporarily close, NY farms are faced with a unique opportunity to market meat directly to the consumer. This workshop is designed to equip the producer with clear and simple steps towards making bulk meat sales, such as quarters, halves, and mixed-cut bundles. We'll cover "how to" tips to help you get started quickly. Join Ag. Marketing Consultant, Matt LeRoux, for this online workshop that covers understanding the consumer, pricing, product formats, and reaching consumers.

Spring 2020 Poultry Management Series: Small Flocks for Beginners **All About Those Eggs**

May 14, 2020
6pm-7pm


SPRING 2020 POULTRY MANAGEMENT SERIES: SMALL FLOCKS FOR BEGINNERS
A timely, research-based virtual classroom series to help small flock owners be successful

Cornell Cooperative Extension's Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program (SWNYDLFC) is committed to continuing to provide educational opportunities to farmers in our region as they work daily to provide safe and abundant food for consumers. Poultry can be a low-cost enterprise for farms, which provides fresh eggs and meat for families and communities. SWNYDLFC is excited to announce that Amy Barkley, the team's Livestock and Beginning Farm Specialist, will be hosting a 4-part virtual classroom series focused on the management of small poultry flocks.

"Suggestions to maintain good health during the reopening of NYS" - In Spanish

May 20, 2020
6:30 pm


The Cornell Farmworker Program and Finger Lakes Community Health hosts una llamada en Espanol gratuita con el Dr. Canario. El Dr. Canario hablar sobre practicas para mantenerse saludable durante la reapertura en Nueva York y responder a sus preguntas.

The Cornell Farmworker Program and Finger Lakes Community Health hosts a free call with Dr. Canario. Dr. Jose Canario, Medical Director of Finger Lakes Community Health will discuss practices to stay healthy during the reopening of NYS and respond to questions.




On-Farm Dairy Processing Webinar

May 21, 2020
7pm - 8pm

On-Farm Dairy Processing Webinar

A free webinar for dairy farmers who are interested in diversifying or vertically integrating their business. An introduction of factors to keep in mind when considering dairy processing for a farm's operation. This overview will focus on business considerations and a brief summary of regulatory requirements. 

Spring 2020 Poultry Management Series: Small Flocks for Beginners **From Drumsticks to Wings**

May 21, 2020
6pm-7pm


SPRING 2020 POULTRY MANAGEMENT SERIES: SMALL FLOCKS FOR BEGINNERS
A timely, research-based virtual classroom series to help small flock owners be successful

Cornell Cooperative Extension's Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program (SWNYDLFC) is committed to continuing to provide educational opportunities to farmers in our region as they work daily to provide safe and abundant food for consumers. Poultry can be a low-cost enterprise for farms, which provides fresh eggs and meat for families and communities. SWNYDLFC is excited to announce that Amy Barkley, the team's Livestock and Beginning Farm Specialist, will be hosting a 4-part virtual classroom series focused on the management of small poultry flocks.

USDA CFAP Program

May 27, 2020
7:00 pm

USDA CFAP Program

May 27, 2020
7pm


A short webinar on the basics of the USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) that is available to producers. Folks will have the opportunity to ask questions and receive guidance from the county FSA Executive Directors.

Please register by clicking here.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Please note that this registration link is through Zoom, not our site directly.  

Grazing & Forage Season Extension Webinar Series: Summer Annuals

May 29, 2020
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM


This webinar will discuss warm-season annuals suitable for grazing or stored forage as an alternative to traditional hay, pasture, or silage. This includes species-specific information, planting times, management, feed considerations, and associated environmental benefits. Our speaker is Caleb Goossen, Ph.D., an organic crop and conservation specialist with the Maine Organic Farming and Gardeners Association.

Virtual Advanced Dairy Nutrition Short-course

June 1 - June 4, 2020
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT daily


Virtual Advanced Dairy Nutrition Shortcourse
June 1 to 4, 2020 | 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT daily

REGISTRATION
$250 per person
ansci.cals.cornell.edu/advanced-dairy-nutrition

In addition to the live feed, all registrants will have access to electronic course materials and recorded sessions (after the live event). Join us live during the week of June 1 to 4 or watch sessions on-demand later.

Understanding our Current Beef Market Situation & Marketing your Beef Locally with Dr. Mike Baker

June 2, 2020
7:30pm - 8:00pm


Join Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County and the Watershed Agricultural Council on Tuesday, June 2nd from 7:30pm - 8:30pm for an evening conversation with Cornell's Beef Specialist, Mike Baker. The meeting will talk through the current market situation and explore some of the opportunities it may present for beef producers in the state.

To receive the Zoom link, please register by calling Kim Holden at 607-865-4005 ext 241 or email kmh19@cornell.edu. There is no cost to attend. 


Managing Employees in Challenging Times Webinar

June 3, 2020
1pm - 2pm

Managing Employees in Challenging Times Webinar

Northeast Dairy Management Webinar Series will take place weekly from June 3 - July 1, 2020
June 3rd:
Managing Employees in Challenging Times
Tom Wall, The Dairy Coach TM

With economic uncertainty higher than we've ever experienced, surviving these difficult times is a higher priority for most businesses than thriving through them. But during good times or bad, the basics of business and employee management remain unchanging. It's time to get serious about what matters most. In this webinar, we will talk about how these tough times are the perfect opportunity to improve your dairy's culture and team's performance. 

2020 Small Grains Management Virtual Field Day

June 4, 2020
10:00am

2020 Small Grains Management Virtual Field Day

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are not able to hold our traditional, in-person, Small Grains Management Field Day at Cornell's Musgrave Research Farm this year. However, we invite you to participate in our first virtual Small Grains Field Day via Zoom. 

Pigs! How to Get Started

June 4, 2020
5:00-7:00 pm

Pigs! How to Get Started

Join Cornell Cooperative Extension Educators to learn more about starting with pig production and to get your questions answered! Topics include: pig production basics, breed selection, production systems, herd management practices, costs of production, and basic marketing regulations and outlets. 

52nd Annual Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) Research Symposium Online

June 8 - June 12, 2020
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT each day

52nd Annual Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) Research Symposium Online

The 52nd Annual Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) Research Symposium is scheduled for June 8th - 12th, with each days' event running from 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM CDT (1:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT). This free event has something for everyone with topics including genetics forecasts, consumer market research, end-user perspectives, sustainability, herd management, and end product improvement. The conference will be held online over the Zoom platform. 

You can register online at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yFXnMzM_RtilHqhFceCsoQ

Webinar - "Milk: What can lactation teach us about diet and health?"

June 8, 2020
1pm


June 8, 2020:
Bruce German from the University of California-Davis will present "Milk: What can lactation teach us about diet and health?" on Monday, June 8 at noon (Central time).

German is a professor and the director of the Foods for Health Institute. The goal of his team's research is to build the knowledge necessary to improve human health through diet. They study lactation and the benefits of milk, as a nutritious food and its contributions to immunity.

Click to register.

Evolutions and Revolutions: A New Normal

June 10, 2020
1pm - 2pm

Evolutions and Revolutions: A New Normal

Northeast Dairy Management Webinar Series will take place weekly from June 3 - July 1, 2020
June 10th:
Evolutions and Revolutions: A New Normal
Phil Plourd, Blimling and Associates

Upheaval! Even before the COVID-19 crisis took hold, food producers, processors, merchants and marketers were dealing with rapidly changing consumer preferences. Now, some of those forces are accelerating while others are retreating. Phil will share insights about the trends and offer opinions on how players in the dairy supply chain can react.

NY Forward Business Safety Plan Support for (Dairy/Livestock/Crop) Farms

June 10, 2020
7:30pm-8:30pm


New York state requires businesses to have a specific business safety plan in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes all farms, both food and non-food producing. In addition, a well-written and executed business safety plan will help reduce business liability risk during and after the pandemic. A Cornell Task Force recently developed materials to directly support farms in the plan writing process.


NY Forward Business Safety Plan Support for (Dairy/Livestock/Crop) Farms

June 10, 2020
7:30pm-8:30pm


New York state requires businesses to have a specific business safety plan in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes all farms, both food and non-food producing. In addition, a well-written and executed business safety plan will help reduce business liability risk during and after the pandemic. A Cornell Task Force recently developed materials to directly support farms in the plan writing process.


NY Forward Business Safety Plan Support for Dairy/Livestock/Crop Farms

June 10, 2020
7:30pm


New York state requires businesses to have a specific business safety plan in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes all farms, both food and non-food producing. In addition, a well-written and executed business safety plan will help reduce business liability risk during and after the pandemic. A Cornell Task Force recently developed materials to directly support farms in the plan writing process.

NY Forward Business Safety Plan Support for (Fruit/Vegetable) Farms

June 11 - June 10, 2020
12pm-1pm


New York state requires businesses to have a specific business safety plan in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes all farms, both food and non-food producing. In addition, a well-written and executed business safety plan will help reduce business liability risk during and after the pandemic. A Cornell Task Force recently developed materials to directly support farms in the plan writing process

NY Forward Business Safety Plan Support for (Retail) Farms

June 11, 2020
7pm-8pm


New York state requires businesses to have a specific business safety plan in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes all farms, both food and non-food producing. In addition, a well-written and executed business safety plan will help reduce business liability risk during and after the pandemic. A Cornell Task Force recently developed materials to directly support farms in the plan writing process.

NY Forward Business Safety Plan Support for (Greenhouse/Landscaping/Ornamental) Farms

June 15, 2020
7pm-8pm


New York state requires businesses to have a specific business safety plan in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes all farms, both food and non-food producing. In addition, a well-written and executed business safety plan will help reduce business liability risk during and after the pandemic. A Cornell Task Force recently developed materials to directly support farms in the plan writing process.

NY Forward Business Safety Plan Support for (Equine) Farms

June 17, 2020
7pm-9pm


New York state requires businesses to have a specific business safety plan in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes all farms, both food and non-food producing. In addition, a well-written and executed business safety plan will help reduce business liability risk during and after the pandemic. A Cornell Task Force recently developed materials to directly support farms in the plan writing process.


Utilization of Lean Systems to Improve Labor Effectiveness

June 17, 2020
1pm - 2pm

Utilization of Lean Systems to Improve Labor Effectiveness

Northeast Dairy Management Webinar Series will take place weekly from June 3 - July 1, 2020
June 17th:
Utilization of Lean Systems to Improve Labor Effectiveness
Cheryl Jones, University of Kentucky


Producer Panel Discussion

June 24, 2020
1pm - 2pm

Producer Panel Discussion

Northeast Dairy Management Webinar Series will take place weekly from June 3 - July 1, 2020
July 1st:
Producer Panel Discussion
Moderator: Rich Stup, Cornell Ag Workforce Development

Alternative Poultry for Beginners

June 25, 2020
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Alternative Poultry for Beginners

Join Cornell Cooperative Extension's Capital Area Agriculture and Horticulture Program on June 25th, 2020 at from 6:00-7:30 PM to learn more about the basics of raising alternative poultry like Guinea hens, ducks, geese, and turkey. We will cover acquiring your animals, breeds, feeding, and basic health care. Please come with your questions! The cost of this meeting is $5 and will be held via Zoom. If you have a poor internet connection you also have the option to call in on your phone. You can register online here: https://caahp.ccext.net/civicrm/event/register?id=90&reset=1

For more information, please contact Ashley at 518-649-0267 or arp253@cornell.edu

Grazing & Forage Season Extension Webinar Series: Improving Pastures with No-Till Methods

June 26, 2020
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM


This webinar will discuss no-till methods to manage pastures. This includes over-seeding with annuals and strategies to improve or renovate existing pastures. Richard Kersbergen, animal and forage scientist with UMaine Extension, will be the speaker.

Financial Decision Making and Budgeting

July 1, 2020
1pm - 2pm

Financial Decision Making and Budgeting

Northeast Dairy Management Webinar Series will take place weekly from June 3 - July 1, 2020
June 24th:
Financial Decision Making and Budgeting
Steve Bodart, Compeer Financial

Adding Value to your Harvest for Year Round Income

July 7, 2020
11:00AM-12:00 PM


With shifts in the value chain due to COVID-19, many farmers are looking for ways to make their fresh products shelf-stable. This webinar will explore processes, experiences, resources, and support for farmers interested in determining the feasibility of making value added products from their farm. Attendees will hear from Laurette Tucker, a rural business specialist at USDA's Rural Development, and Coley Jones, a managing member of Richlands Creamery, who has gone through the Value Added Producer Program to create value added products on her farm. This webinar is being shared by the Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition Program and Virginia Tech/Virginia Cooperative Extension. The meeting is free to attend, and registration is not required. The meeting can be accessed via this link https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/93262416196 or by phone at +1 929 436 2866 (US) using Webinar ID: 932 6241 6196.

Small Ruminants for Beginners

July 8, 2020
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Small Ruminants for Beginners

Join Cornell Cooperative Extension's Capital Agriculture and Horticulture Program on July 8th, 2020 from 6:00-7:30 to learn more about the basics of raising small ruminants, like sheep and goats. We will cover acquiring your animals, breeds, uses, breeding, feeding, and basic health care. Please come with your questions! The cost of this meeting is $5 and will be held via Zoom. If you have a poor internet connection you also have the option to call in on your phone. The link to register can be found here: https://caahp.ccext.net/civicrm/event/register?id=91&reset=1

For more information, please contact Ashley at 518-649-0267 or arp253@cornell.edu. 

Food Industry Virtual Office Hours

July 9, 2020
4pm-5pm


Food Industry Virtual Office Hours

Thursday, July 9, 2020 | 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm (EDT)

Join us for our weekly Q&A and facilitated discussions during our Food Industry Virtual Office Hours to address questions on COVID-19. Speak directly to subject matter experts in sanitation, epidemiology, microbiology, virology, food safety culture, business continuity and the food safety of dairy foods, fresh fruits and vegetables, and processed foods and beverages.

Marketing Workshop for Fiber Farmers and Fiber Artists

July 11, 2020
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Marketing Workshop for Fiber Farmers and Fiber Artists

Join Laura Biasillo from Broom County Cooperative Extension for a morning of discussion on marketing fiber on July 11th from 9:00AM - 11:30AM. This workshop includes the topics of marketing strategies, how to conduct market research, creating a plan to reach customers, and networking with local fiber farmers and makers. The workshop will be held over Zoom and will be $20 to attend. More about this event and the registration link can be found here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/localfiber-marketing-workshop-tickets-90854071975

Tick IPM #3: Asian Longhorned Tick IPM

July 13, 2020
11:00 am

Tick IPM #3: Asian Longhorned Tick IPM

The Asian longhorned tick (ALT) is a threat to companion animals, livestock and potentially also to wildlife. So far this species in the US has not been found infected with human pathogens. There is still a lot we don't know about ALTs, so this free webinar will serve as an overview of what we do know about the biology, ecology, and vectorial capacity of this tick species?and how existing approaches for combating native ticks may either work or backfire on this species. The presenters will also discuss other invasive tick species in the US and the potential for additional ones to become established.

Tick IPM #3: Asian Longhorned Tick IPM

July 13, 2020
11 am


The NE IPM Center is hosting a tick IP webinar series, and the next one is focused on the Asian Longhorned Tick, a pest of livestock. 

CORE Pesticide Training & DEC Recertification Credits

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 14, 2020
9am-10:50am


Looking for DEC credits?
Join Field Crops Specialist, Josh Putman, to learn about current regulations and pesticide use.
Keep up-to-date on your training while earning DEC credits!

Sow Selection - What Makes a Good Sow?

July 16, 2020
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Sow Selection - What Makes a Good Sow?

Selecting sows that meet your goals is key to success of your breeding program. Join us for the Sow Selection - What Makes a Good Sow? live, free webinar, for a discussion on basic selection principles that make a good sow, and how to investigate those characteristics before you buy or select replacement stock for your breeding herd.

Beef 101: Virtutally Introduction Webinar

July 18, 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm

CORE Pesticide Training & DEC Recertification Credits

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 21, 2020
6pm-7:50pm


Looking for DEC credits?
Join Field Crops Specialist, Josh Putman, to learn about current regulations and pesticide use.
Keep up-to-date on your training while earning DEC credits!

English Heat Stress Webinar: Key Indicators and Management Strategies

July 21, 2020
12:30 pm

English Heat Stress Webinar: Key Indicators and Management Strategies

Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY, the NWNY Team and the SWNY Team are offering a webinar on Heat Stress: Key Indicators & Management Strategies in both English and Spanish. The same information will be shared during both webinars. Each webinar is free and registration is not required.  Join Zoom webinar here.

Heat Stress: Key Indicators and Management Strategies
July 21, 2020 at 12:30 PM
Margaret Quaassdorff & Alycia Drwencke, Dairy Management Specialists
Learn about the negative repercussions of heat stress in dairy cows and calves along with ways to prevent and mitigate it.

Free Webinar - Heat Stress: Key Indicators and Management Strategies

July 21, 2020
12:30pm

Free Webinar - Heat Stress: Key Indicators and Management Strategies

Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY, CCE of NWNY and CCE of SWNY are offering a webinar on Heat Stress: Key Indicators & Management Strategies in both English and Spanish. The same information will be shared during both webinars. Each webinar is free and registration is not required. Click on presentation title below to join webinar.

Heat Stress: Key Indicators and Management Strategies
July 21, 2020 at 12:30 PM
Learn about the negative repercussions of heat stress in dairy cows and calves along with ways to prevent and mitigate it.

July 22, 2020 at 12:30 PM
Aprender?n sobre las repercusiones negativas del estr?s por calor en vacas lecheras y becerros, adem?s de maneras de prevenir y mitigarlo. 

Estr&eacute;s por Calor en Vacas Lecheras: Se&ntilde;ales Claves y Estrategias de Manejo

July 22, 2020
12:30pm

Estrés por Calor en Vacas Lecheras: Señales Claves y Estrategias de Manejo

Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY, CCE of NWNY and CCE of SWNY are offering a webinar on Heat Stress: Key Indicators & Management Strategies in both English and Spanish. The same information will be shared during both webinars. Each webinar is free and registration is not required. Click on presentation title below to join webinar.

Heat Stress: Key Indicators and Management Strategies
July 21, 2020 at 12:30 PM
Learn about the negative repercussions of heat stress in dairy cows and calves along with ways to prevent and mitigate it.

July 22, 2020 at 12:30 PM
Aprender?n sobre las repercusiones negativas del estr?s por calor en vacas lecheras y becerros, adem?s de maneras de prevenir y mitigarlo. 

Spanish Heat Stress Webinar: Key Indicators and Management Strategies

July 22, 2020
12:30 pm


Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY, the NWNY Team and the SWNY Team are offering a webinar on Heat Stress: Key Indicators & Management Strategies in both English and Spanish. The same information will be shared during both webinars. Each webinar is free and registration is not required.  Join Zoom webinar here.

Heat Stress: Key Indicators and Management Strategies
July 22, 2020 at 12:30 PM
Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy Specialist
Learn about the negative repercussions of heat stress in dairy cows and calves along with ways to prevent and mitigate it.

Estr?s por Calor en Vacas Lecheras: Se?ales Claves y Estrategias de Manejo
22 de julio del 2020 a las12:30 PM
Libby Eiholzer, Especialista en Vacas Lecheras 
Aprender?n sobre las repercusiones negativas del estr?s por calor en vacas lecheras y becerros, adem?s de maneras de prevenir y mitigarlo.  Participe en el webinar aqu?.

Boar Selection - What Makes a Good Boar?

July 23, 2020
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Boar Selection - What Makes a Good Boar?

Boar Selection - What Makes a Good Boar?

Selecting a boar that meets your genetic goals is key to success of your breeding and meat production program. Join us for the Boar Selection - What Makes a Good Boar? Live, free webinar, for a discussion on basic selection principles when picking a boar for your farm, understanding the unique characteristics of what makes a good boar for your production goals and production system.

On Farm Poultry Processing Workshop

July 27, 2020
1:00pm - 4:00pm

On Farm Poultry Processing Workshop

If you raise meat birds and are looking for a training class to learn about proper dressing techniques and selling poultry in New York under the 1,000 bird exemption, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Allegany County is hosting an online training this coming Monday, July 27, 2020 from 1-4pm. Workshop participants will learn to recognize diseases of public health concern, take basic biosecurity measures, write and implement basic Standard Sanitary Operating Procedures, develop Good Manufacturing Practices and an understanding of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point plans, along with properly dispose of offal and management of waste water.

"COVID-19 Webinar: What we know, reopening safely, and guidance for social situations" (English)

July 28, 2020
4pm-5pm


COVID-19: What we know, reopening safely, and guidance for social situations
The Cornell Farmworker Program and Finger Lakes Community Health co-sponsor a free English presentation/webinar with Dr. Jose Canario, M.D. In this one hour webinar, Dr. Canario will give an update of COVID-19, discuss safe ways to go out, and will respond to questions. 
This session is aimed at farm producers and service providers, but everyone is welcomed.


"COVID-19: lo que ahora sabemos, reapertura segura y gu?a para situaciones sociales" (Espa?ol)

July 28, 2020
6pm-7pm


El Programa de Apoyo a los Trabajadores Agr?colas de la Universidad de Cornell y la cl?nica Finger Lakes Community Health invita cordialmente a los trabajadores agr?colas a una llamada gratuita y presentaci?n en espa?ol con el Doctor Jose Canario. El doctor explicar? nuevos conocimientos sobre el coronavirus, c?mo protegerse cuando sale, comportamientos apropiados en situaciones sociales y responder? a preguntas. Por favor invite a sus compa?eros de trabajo y familiares. 
Todos/as son bienvenidos. Se requiere registraci?n de antemano.

Webinar: USDA Assistance for Small Scale Meat Processing

July 28, 2020
3:30pm EST


The USDA is hosting a live webinar on July 28th at 3:30pm EST to review programs that can be used to assist small scale meat processors with expanding their businesses. These include grants, loans, and loan guarantees. Under Secretary for Food Safety, Mindy Brashears, and Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development, Bette Brans, will share information on the following topics: Funding for small scale processing; how to get a federal grant of inspection; and state and custom exempt inspection programs. You can register for this event here: https://ems8.intellor.com/?do=register&t=1&p=830079   

Empire Farm Days' Virtual Soil Health Center Program

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 29 - July 31, 2020
10:00 am


We are pleased to announce the schedule for Empire Farm Days' Virtual Soil Health Center Program. Although Empire Farm Days was unfortunately canceled, the Virtual Soil Health Center Program is still on. Please register for one or all sessions at http://newyorksoilhealth.org/virtual/agenda

https://blogs.cornell.edu/soilhealthinitiative/virtual/agenda/#.Xx89CZ5KiUk


Farm Labor 102 Webinar: Guidance on the New Legislation in New York

July 30, 2020
12pm-1pm


NYFB is pleased to partner once again with the law firm Bond, Schoeneck & King to present a complimentary webinar to members on the farm labor regulations that went into effect January 1, 2020.

In a webinar late last year, these attorneys informed our members about overtime pay, the mandatory day of rest, the right to organize and negotiate a Collective Bargaining Agreement, and other topics.
Join us on Thursday, July 30 at 12 p.m. to learn about guidance on these regulations just issued by New York including which employees are excluded from the day of rest provision, who is covered by the over-60 hour overtime provision, the definition of immediate family, and more. Check future FB Alerts for more information.

Click here to register for the webinar.

Managing Forages Through a Season of Drought: A Two-Part Webinar Series

July 30 - August 4, 2020
7pm-8pm EST


Part 1: Pasture First Aid for Drought Recovery, Thursday, July 30th
• A Livestock Perspective - Betsy Hodge (15 min)
• Getting the Most out of the Rest of the Growing Season ? and into 2021 - Kitty (25 min)
• Setting up Pastures for Long Term Recovery - Kitty (12.5 min)
• Emergency Forage Planting Options for Late Fall & Early Spring - Joe Lawrence (15 min)
• Q & A

Part 2: Stored Forages: Winter Feed Supply Beyond the Drought, Tuesday, August 4th
• Managing the Remaining Growing Season (recap of planting/ harvest hay cuttings) -Joe Lawrence (20 min)
• Corn Silage - Getting the Most Out of Your Harvest in a Drought Year(20 min)
• Forage inventory Management: Assessing What You Have and Plan for Winter Accordingly - Ron Kuck (20 min)
• Q & A

Pre-Registration Deadline: July 30, 2020

Register Now!

Servicing sows, Live cover vs Artificial Insemination

July 30, 2020
12:15pm - 1:00pm

Servicing sows, Live cover vs Artificial Insemination

Servicing sows, Live cover vs Artificial Insemination

Breeding sows takes know-how, good timing, and good technique. In this free webinar, we will talk about the key differences and similarities to achieving successful fertilization whether you utilize live-cover or utilizing artificial insemination (AI) for your breeding program. Focus will be placed on the unique pig-isms of managing sows and boars during breeding and best practices for using live cover or AI. Speakers include Penn State Swine State Specialist, Dr. Elizabeth Hines, and Dr. Mark Estienne of Virginia Tech.

Grazing & Forage Season Extension Webinar Series: Brassicas & Other Cool Season Annuals

July 31, 2020
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM EDT


This webinar will discuss brassicas and other cool-season annuals for grazing or stored feed. This includes species-specific information, planting and management, and feeding considerations. Heather Darby, agronomy specialist of UVM Extension, will be the speaker.

Managing Forages Through a Season of Drought: A Two-Part Webinar Series

August 4, 2020
7-8pm


Part 2: Stored Forages: Winter Feed Supply Beyond the Drought, Tuesday, August 4th
• Managing the Remaining Growing Season (recap of planting/ harvest hay cuttings) -Joe Lawrence (20 min)
• Corn Silage - Getting the Most Out of Your Harvest in a Drought Year(20 min)
• Forage inventory Management: Assessing What You Have and Plan for Winter Accordingly - Ron Kuck (20 min)
• Q & A

Protecting the Flock from Highly Contagious Diseases

August 4, 2020
8:00 pm EDT


The most highly contagious disease of livestock is foot and mouth disease (FMD) and it remains a threat in almost 100 countries in the world. Sheep are referred to as the "silent shedders" among livestock species susceptible to this devastating animal disease. Preparedness and response planning for FMD has taken center stage in recent years. Learn about this disease, how the U.S. plans to respond should it be diagnosed in North America, and the Secure Sheep and Wool Supply Plan for Continuity of Business resources available to protect the flock.  

Test Event

August 4 - August 6, 2020
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2020 Cornell Aurora Virtual Farm Field Day

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 6, 2020
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm


2020 Cornell Aurora Farm Field Day will be held virtually this year due to COVID-19.

We invite you to participate in our first virtual AFFD via Zoom on August 6th from 1 - 3:30 pm EDT. The event will include pre-recorded in-field demonstrations as well as live presentations and discussions.

Swine Breeding Stock Care - Housing

August 6, 2020
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Swine Breeding Stock Care - Housing

For pigs, housing is a must for successful production. In this free webinar, we will discuss housing options for sows and boars, and how to design those systems to improve flow and handling of large breeding stock in your system.

60 Days From Your Fall Feeding Plan - Webinar

August 11, 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm

60 Days From Your Fall Feeding Plan - Webinar

Are you ready to feed grass this fall? This webinar, led by Troy Bishopp, will discuss the realities of stockpiling perennial pastures for the 2020 fall and winter grazing seasons. 

Pasture-Finished Beef Production Online Workshops

August 11 - August 13, 2020
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Pasture-Finished Beef Production Online Workshops

Dr. Greg Halich from the University of Kentucky and Ed Rayburn from West Virginia University will present three workshops on grass finishing beef cattle. They will discuss how to get adequate growth to reach an ideal finished state as well as common market issues. The final workshop will consist of a producer panel to offer first-hand insights into grass based beef production. You can register for this free event here: https://vaforages.org/event/pasture-finished-beef/

Swine Breeding Stock Care - Nutrition

August 13, 2020
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Swine Breeding Stock Care - Nutrition

For the breeding herd, nutrition is all about longevity. In this webinar, we will review basic dietary recommendations for boars and sows, and how to make the most of feedstuffs available to you.


NEDPA Webinar: Important Updates to New York Farm Labor Laws in 2020

August 17, 2020
11:30am


New York farm labor laws changed dramatically in 2019, and the laws were further revised by state government in 2020. This webinar will update farm employers about important changes affecting farm laborers, family members, managers, overtime, day of rest, and union participation. Presenters are Dr. Richard Stup of Cornell Agricultural Workforce Development and Attorney Charles Palmer of the Michael Best law firm.

Get Ready for Earliest Corn Silage Harvest Ever?

August 19, 2020
7pm-9pm

Cornell Hemp Research Team Virtual Field Day

August 20, 2020
9:00am - 12:00 noon

Cornell Hemp Research Team Virtual Field Day

Since we are not able to hold an in-person field day this year due to COVID-19 safety restrictions, we are presenting an update on Cornell research and extension information virtually. The event will be split into three sessions on Hemp Genetics and Breeding, Crop Management, and Supply Chain and Regulatory Updates. Hemp growers, processors, and crop management advisors are encouraged to attend.

Virtual Cornell Hemp Research Team Field Day

August 20, 2020
9am-Noon


Since we are not able to hold an in-person field day this year due to COVID-19 safety restrictions, we are presenting an update on Cornell research and extension information virtually on Thursday, August 20th at 9:00AM on Zoom.

Hemp growers, processors, and crop management advisors are encouraged to attend. We hope you can join us.

The event will be split into three sessions:
1. Hemp Genetics and Breeding
2. Crop Management
3. Supply Chain and Regulatory Updates

Click Here for Full Agenda

Pre-Registration is Required
Click Here to Register




Virtual: Fly and Pest Control for Livestock

August 20, 2020
6pm-8pm

Virtual: Fly and Pest Control for Livestock

Grazing & Forage Season Extension Webinar Series: Harvesting Winter Cover Crops

August 28, 2020
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM EDT


This webinar will discuss how you can harvest your overwintering cover crops as forage by grazing in the fall and grazing or harvesting in the spring. This includes fall planting dates, species-specific information, and other management considerations. Sam Corcoran, agronomy researcher of UMass Extension, will be the speaker.

Grazing & Forage Season Extension Webinar Series: Harvesting Winter Cover Crops

August 28, 2020
12:15pm - 1:00pm

Grazing & Forage Season Extension Webinar Series: Harvesting Winter Cover Crops

This free webinar will discuss how you can harvest your overwintering cover crops as forage by grazing in the fall and grazing or harvesting in the spring. This includes fall planting dates, species-specific information, and other management considerations. The speaker for this webinar is Sam Corcoran, agronomy researcher, of UMass Extension.

2020 Fall Pasture Management Series

September 3 - September 17, 2020
Thursday September 3rd, 10th, and 17th at 7-8pm

2020 Fall Pasture Management Series

Join Livestock and Field Crops Specialists, Amy Barkley and Josh Putman, for a webinar series focused on fall pasture management. Topics to be discussed will include soil testing for pastures, soil report interpretation, adjusting pasture fertility, and late-season weed identification and management. Virtual meetings will be held on Thursdays from 7-8pm on September 3rd, 10th, and 17th. A call-in option, printed notes, and lecture recordings on CDs will be available upon request. There is a $25 registration fee for access to all three classes. To register, visit our website at https://swnydlfc.cce.cornell.edu/events.php or contact Kelly Bourne at klb288@cornell.edu or (585) 268-7644 ext. 10.

Sheep and Goat Pasture and Grazing Management

September 8, 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm